Rousseli Rs
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety of Provencal origin is, based on published genetic studies, probably a descendant of Gouais B.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Rousseli Rs is offically listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 758 1557 1030 801 178 79 26
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a slight to moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the adut leaves are whole or with 3 lobes with a U or V-shaped petiolar sinus, open or slightly open, teeth with straight sides, moderate or long compared to width at base; absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted leaf blade and the underside with a slight to moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries with a pink uneven skin color.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 225 239 178 186 244 254 245 249
Allel 2 141 238 249 182 204 252 254 257 249
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This fertile and productive vine must be short pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Rousseli Rs is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters and berries are large. Rousseli Rs produces white or barely tinted white wines, flat with a low alcohol degree. With blends, it can be used for making rosé wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Rousseli Rs clone carries the number 1264.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1264  Var  CA 83 - IFV