Cabestrel N
Name of the variety in France
Cabestrel
Origin
This variety was obtained by INRA in the 1970's and results from the crossbreeding of Cabernet-Sauvignon and Mourvèdre.
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, Cabestrel is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2014 on the A list and classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2018
ha 0.9
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a moderate density of prostate hairs and a piping distribution of anthocyanin coloration,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots and a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the shoots with green or red-striped internodes,
- the pentagonal adult leaves with five lobes, deep V-shaped lateral sinuses with sometimes a tooth inside, a closed U-shaped petiole sinus or with overlapping lobes, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight or convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a shiny, flat, finely blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no erect hairs and a low to medium density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 137 223 239 172 188 248 238 233 239
Allel 2 149 238 249 186 188 262 262 243 239
Phenology
Grape maturity: late-season.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Cabestrel is averagely fertile and has a moderate but regular production and a semi-erect bearing. This variety can be susceptible to magnesium deficiency.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Cabestrel does not seem to be particularly susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildew, and it is not very affected by grey rot. However, it is more sensitive to vine leafhoppers.
Technological potentiality
Cabestrel’s bunches are medium in size, long and moderately or not very compact. The berries are small to medium, with a slightly herbaceous flavor, a thin skin and a soft very juicy pulp. The musts have a moderate alcoholic potential and a good acidity. Cabestrel red wines are harmonious. They have a nice, very intense color that holds up well throughout ageing. The tanins are present but not very astringent, and the wines have empyreumatic, spices, cocoa and small red fruits aromas. Cabestrel can also be used to produce good quality rosé wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Cabestrel clone carries the number 1192.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, 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
1192 Hérault IFV - INRA 2013 Languedoc-Roussillon representative wines of the variety