Biancu Gentile B
Name of the variety in France
Biancu Gentile
Origin
This variety is originally from Corsica.
Synonyms
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Biancu Gentile is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2008 2018
ha 2 59
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the shoots with red internodes,
- the large adult leaves with seven or nine lobes, deep U-shaped lateral sinuses, a closed petiole sinus, long teeth with straight sides, strong anthocyanin coloration of veins, a blistered, revolute leaf blade, undulate between the veins near the petiole sinus, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium to high density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 250 238 243 249
Allel 2 131 236 247 176 204 260 240 267 251
Phenology
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Biancu Gentile is a very vigorous variety with a moderate yield but which can be grown under fertile conditions.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
This variety is very sensitive to powdery mildew and to grey rot. It is susceptible to mites.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are large. Sugar accumulation potential is high but acidity drops quickly during maturation. This variety produces clear, pleasant and aromatic quality wines.
Clonal selection in France
The two certified Biancu Gentile clones carry the numbers 988 and 989.
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.
- Les cépages insulaires ou le Riacquistu des cépages corses. CRVI de Corse, 2016, San Giuliano, France.
Description of clones certified in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technological data Autres informations
Clone no. Marque Origin Selection Year of
certification
Agronomic
references
Surface area used
for propagation (year)
Fertility Production
level
Bunch
weight
Vigor Berry
size
Susceptibility
to grey rot
Sugar
level
Color
potential
Titrable
acidity
Tannic
structure
Aromatic
intensity
Oenological
suitability
New General
note
Agro-tecnic
note
Note
agronomique
Agronomic
note
Links
988 Haute-Corse ENTAV 1994 Haute-Corse medium medium medium to high medium to high medium medium medium good aromatic potential clone appreciated for the quality of the wines obtained
989 Haute-Corse ENTAV 1994 Haute-Corse medium medium low to medium medium medium medium to high medium to high good aromatic potential earlier and steadier clone