Savagnin rose Rs
Name of vine variety in France
Savagnin rose
This variety is the pink and non aromatic mutation of Savagnin blanc B.
In France, Savagnin rose Rs is officially listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 3 11 38 42 54
The description corresponds to Gewurztraminer Rs.
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: period I, 1 and 1/2 to 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Savagnin rose Rs displays a similar behavior as Gewurztraminer Rs. It is well adapted to clay limestone, low chlorosis soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Susceptibility to diseases is comparable to Gewurztraminer Rs (slightly susceptible to powdery mildew, grape caterpillars and to grey rot).
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are small. Savagnin rose Rs differs mainly from Gewurztraminer Rs as its wine lacks spicy aromas.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Savagnin rose Rs clone carries the number 763. A conservatory of 15 clones has been set up in 1998 in Alsace.
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 1. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
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.