Bouillet N
Name of the variety in France
This variety is originally from the south west of France.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Bouillet 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 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 176 158 62 19 2 2 0.6
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves,
- the medium adult leaves, with three lobes, an open U-shaped petiole sinus, small teeth, long compared to their width at the base with straight sides, a moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, a slighty involute, sometimes goffered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect hairs and a medium to high density of prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 178 188 244 238 233 251
Allel 2 149 236 239 186 196 246 248 257 271
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Bouillet is very fertile, even when pruned short. The attitude of shoots is semi-erect.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Bouillet is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are large. Bouillet produces low quality, often acidic and quite bitter wines.
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.