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 with a descendant of Cardinal and Sultanine.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Serna INTA is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
2011 2018
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The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a very low density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the circular adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, deep lateral sinuses, an open petiole sinus, medium teeth, long compared to their width at the base with straight or convex sides, a strong anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted, slightly blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no erect and prostate hairs
- the round-shaped berries with a muscat flavor and that are pink when fully 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: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Serna INTA has a moderate vigor with a horizontal bearing. This variety is sensitive to magnesium deficiency, must be trellised and pruned moderately long.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Serna INTA is not very sensitive to fungal diseases.
Technological potential
The bunches are conical-shaped and medium in size, sometimes a little heterogenous. The berries are also medium 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 with a nice balance between sugar and acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Serna INTA clone carries the number 1139.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, 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
1139  Argentine  CEFEL - IFV        
 2009  Sud-Ouest        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics