Bachet N
Name of the variety in France
This variety is originally from the north east of France (Aube) and based on published genetic analyses it would result from the crossbreeding of Gouais blanc and Pinot.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Bachet is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1979 1988 2018
ha 1 4 1 ND
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a very high density of prostrate hairs,
- the shoots with red striped internodes,
- the entire adult leaves, with an open V or U-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with straight sides, a moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute, sometimes slightly revolute on the edges and finely blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of prostrate hairs,
- ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 232 243 176 188 238 248 227 271
Allel 2 149 236 249 186 204 246 254 235 271
Bud burst: 3 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week to 1 week and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety has good vigor and is fairly productive. It appears to resist well against winter frosts. On the other hand, it is sensitive to chlorosis, drought and root asphyxia.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Bachet is susceptible to the main diseases: downy mildew, powdery mildew and grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are small. Bachet produces fairly common wines, relatively alcoholic and acidic, with herbaceous flavor.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
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 - Institut Agro | Montpellier, 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.