Melon rouge Rg
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Name of the variety in France
Melon rouge
Origin
This variety corresponds to the red mutation of Melon.
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, Melon rouge is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2019 on the A list but is not yet classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Descriptive elements
The description corresponds to that of Melon, except for the berry skin color which is, in this case, red sometimes turning purple, when ripe.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 135 236 239 178 194 240 238 227 239
Allel 2 141 238 249 182 204 244 254 235 249
Phenology
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
The aptitudes are close to those of Melon, with an erect bearing and a similar production.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
As Melon, this variety is sensitive to downy mildew and less to powdery mildew. It is however less susceptible to grey rot than Melon.
Technological potentiality
Melon rouge’s bunches and berries are small. As Melon, this variety produces not very colored, light, fresh, pale white wines with floral aromas. It can also be used to make rosé wines and sparkling wines, but does not have enough color to produce red wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Melon rouge clone carries the number 1292.
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
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agronomique
Agronomic
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Links
1292 Loire-Atlantique IFV 2018 Val-de-Loire