Serna INTA Rs
Name of vine variety in France
Serna INTA
This table grape variety was obtained by the INTA station in San Rafael (Argentina) by A. Gargiulo by crossbreeding Moscatel rosado Rs with a descendant of Cardinal Rg and Sultanine B.
In France, Serna INTA Rs is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
2011 2016
ha 1 0
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the new shoot have a very dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are orbicular, 5 or 7-lobed with an open petiole sinus and deep lateral sinuses; moderate size teeth, long compared to width at base with straight or convex sides; deep anthocyanin coloration of veins; slightly bubbled leaf blade, jagged and the underside with an absence of flat-lying and upright hairs,
- round-shaped berries with a muscaté flavor. The skin is pink when completely ripe.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 147 225 239 176 186 248 248 243 249
Allel 2 149 232 249 178 188 256 248 257 271
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Serna INTA Rs has moderate vigor and grows horizontally. This variety is sensitive to magnesium deficiency and must be trellised and moderately long pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Serna INTA Rs is not very sensitive to fungal diseases.
Technological potential
The grape clusters are conical-shaped and moderate in size, sometimes a little heterogenous. The berries are moderate in size, sometimes a little variable with rudimentary seeds which are barely or not noticeable in the mouth. The pink coloring of the berries is sometimes irregular but the flavor is very pleasant, muscaté flavor with a good sugar and acidity balance.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Serna INTA Rs clone carries the number 1139.
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
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
1139  Argentine  CEFEL - IFV        
 2009  Sud-Ouest        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics