Corbeau N
Name of the variety in France
This variety is originally from the Savoie region.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Douce noire" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Corbeau 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 2018
ha 962 576 55 3.3
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the shoots with a ribbed surface,
- the wedge-shaped or pentagonal adult leaves, entire or with three or five, shallow lateral sinuses, an open U-shaped petiole sinus, small to medium teeth with convex sides, a weak anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, a flat or slightly involute, finely blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 149 225 249 186 194 252 248 227 239
Allel 2 149 236 262 186 200 260 262 243 271
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Corbeau is fairly vigorous, with a semi-erect bearing. It can be trellised and pruned long.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Corbeau is not very susceptible to powdery mildew and grey rot. It is however more sensitive to downy mildew and anthracnose.
Technological potentiality
Corbeau's bunches are small to medium in size and the berries are medium in size. This variety produces not very acidic, not very tannic, well colored wines with a pleasant taste. The sugar accumulation potential of this variety is low to moderate.
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.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.