Saperavi N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from Georgia.
In France, Saperavi N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since November 2012.
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 4.4
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a very dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green,
- adult leaves are moderate to large in size, orbicular, whole or 3 or 5-lobed with shallow lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed petiole sinus; moderate teeth with convex or sometimes straight sides; upturned and bubbled leaf blade; absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins and the underside with a sparse to moderate coat of flat-lying and upright hairs,
- slightly elliptical-shaped berries,
- colorless pulp but with a very colorful skin.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 221 239 186 188 244 238 234 243
Allel 2 143 238 239 189 200 262 240 243 249
Bud burst: 1 day before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Saperavi N has moderate vigor. The shoots grow semi-upright and should preferably be trellised. Saperavi N is a vine variety that is both adapted to cold winters and to drought conditions.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Saperavi N does not seem to be particularly sensitive to fungus diseases.
Technological potential
Saperavi N grape clusters are small to moderate in size with slightly lignified stalks. Berries are moderate in size. This variety, which can be considered to be semi-coloring, can produce powerful, very colorful and at the same time acidic and tannic wines. It can likewise be used to produce sweet and natural sweet wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Saperavi N clone carries the number 1187.
Bibliographic references
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
1187  Georgie  IFV        
 2012  Languedoc        
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