Bouchalès N
Name of the variety in France
Bouchalès
Origin
This variety would appear to from the Garonne valley area.
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, Bouchalès 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
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 4972 4442 1383 487 212 149 62
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a very high density of prostate hairs,
- the large, dark green adult leaves, entire or with three or five lobes, a slightly open or closed petiole sinus, teeth with convex sides, a twisted, blistered and slightly goffered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 249 176 188 252 238 233 239
Allel 2 131 238 253 186 200 252 240 247 251
Phenology
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half to 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Bouchalès is a fertile and very vigorous variety. Its production is high and steady. It is considered to be sensitive to wind, which may cause substantial breakages of shoots.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
This variety is not very sensitive to downy and powdery mildew. On the other hand, it is rather susceptible to black rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are large and the berries are medium in size. This variety is very productive and produces not very colored wines with low alcoholic degrees, that are usually light and rather ordinary.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Bouchalès clone carries the number 406.
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.
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
406 Lot-et-Garonne ENTAV 1976 Languedoc In the collections of Vassal, this clone appeared to be consistent with the characteristics of the variety.