Savagnin rose Rs
Name of vine variety in France
Savagnin rose
This variety is the pink and non aromatic mutation of Savagnin blanc.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Savagnin rose is officially listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 3 11 38 42 55
The description corresponds to that of Gewurztraminer.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 149 229 243 186 188 246 248 233 239
Allel 2 149 236 257 186 194 252 248 235 271
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week and a half to 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Savagnin rose displays a similar behavior as Gewurztraminer. It is well adapted to clay-limestone terroirs and soils that do not induce too much chlorosis.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
The susceptibility to diseases is comparable to that of Gewurztraminer (slightly susceptible to powdery mildew, grape moths and to grey rot).
Technological potential
The bunches and berries are small. Savagnin rose mainly differs from Gewurztraminer as its wine does not have the spicy aromas of the latter.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Savagnin rose clone carries the number 763. A conservatory of 15 or so clones has been planted in 1998 in Alsace.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.
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
763  Bas-Rhin  INRA        
 1981  Alsace        
Good growing aptitudes. This clone produces very good quality wines, very distinctive for this vine variety.