Bouysselet B
Name of the variety in France
Bouysselet seems to come from the Haute-Garonne region, Fronton wine-growing region. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, it would result from the crossbreeding of Savagnin and Plant de Cauzette.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Bouysselet is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2016 on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
ha 3.5
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the copper reddish young leaves with bronze spots and a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the shoots with red internodes, tendrils and petioles,
- the small adult leaves, entire or with three lobes, with a V-shaped petiole sinus with slightly overlapping lobes, short teeth compared to their width at the base with convex sides, a weak to moderate anthocyanin coloration, a flat, blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect hairs and a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries, sometimes obloid.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 229 257 186 194 246 248 233 251
Allel 2 149 236 262 186 202 252 254 233 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Bouysselet has an erect bearing. Its yield potential is correct when it is pruned long.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Bouysselet is a quite "rustic" variety, not very susceptible to downy mildew and to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
Bouysselet's bunches are small and compact. The berries are medium in size, simple-flavored, with a thick bloomed skin. The Bouysselet wines are lively with mineral notes and high alcohol and acidity levels.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
Bibliographic references
- 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.
- Synonymie ampélographique de l'Ouest viticole français. Artozoul et al., 1960, Ed. INRA, France.
- Cépages du Sud-Ouest, 2000 ans d'histoire. G. Lavignac, 2001, Ed. Rouergue/INRA, France.
- Le Bouysselet blanc de Vilaudric. O. Yobregat, 2016, Ed. IFV, France.