Humagne rouge N
Name of the variety in France
Humagne rouge
This variety is originally from Aosta Valley. Based on published genetic analyses, Humagne rouge would be closely related to Cornalin du Valais.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Humagne rouge is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the B list. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
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Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves with bronze spots,
- the shoots with a ribbed surface and green internodes,
- the wedge-shaped, dark green adult leaves, with three or five lobes, moderately deep lateral sinuses, a closed U-shaped petiole sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes, medium to large teeth with convex or straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a moderately blistered leaf blade, slightly undulate between the veins, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 182 194 240 238 247 249
Allel 2 137 225 257 186 194 246 238 267 251
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Humagne rouge is fairly vigorous and has a steady fertility. It is adapted to well exposed and moderately or not very fertile soils.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Humagne rouge is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
Humagne rouge's bunches and berries are medium in size. This variety produces not very acidic and light wines. The sugar potential is moderate and a good maturity is required to avoid herbaceous flavors.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Humagne rouge clone carries the number 6002.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.