Gouget N
Name of the variety in France
This variety was originally from the center of France, seemingly from the Montluçon region. Based on published genetic analyses, Gouget is probably a descendant of Gouais blanc.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Gouget 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 1998 2008 2018
ha 739 518 13 4 16 13 8.4
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the adult leaves, entire or with three lobes, with an open V-shaped petiole sinus, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 194 238 238 227 251
Allel 2 149 232 257 191 196 252 248 233 271
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is vigorous with an erect bearing and is generally pruned long. Fruit production is good after spring frost.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Gouget is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are small. This variety produces relatively acidic, not very colored and not very tannic wine, with low alchol level.
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.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.