Dousset N
Name of the variety in France
This variety is originally from Savoie. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, Dousset would be closely related to Gouais.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Dousset is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2019 on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low to medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the reddish young leaves,
- the shoots with red nodes and internodes,
- the medium to large, dark green adult leaves, with three or five lobes, a slightly open V- or U-shaped petiole sinus, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides or with one side concave and one side convex, a moderate to strong anthocyanin coloration of veins, a flat or involute, blistered, slightly goffered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 178 196 244 240 227 255
Allel 2 141 238 249 178 204 260 254 227 271
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Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Dousset can be very fertile and has a horizontal bearing. It is sensitive to millerandage.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Dousset does not seem to be particularly sensitive to pests and diseases.
Technological potentiality
Dousset's bunches are large, winged and compact. The berries are also large, simple-flavored, with a thick skin and a firm pulp. The juice yields are rather high. Dousset produces ordinary wines.
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 (under the name "Martin Cot rouge").
- Essai d'une ampélographie universelle. G. Rovasenda, 1881, France.
- Monographie des vignes, des cépages et des vins des deux départements de la Savoie. P. Tochon, 1887, France.