Rebelia N
Name of the variety in France
Rebelia is an interspecific hybrid obtained by INRA in 1989. It results from the crossbreeding of Alphonse Lavallée and a descendant of Muscadinia rotundifolia.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Rebelia is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2020 on the A list.
Grape variety intended for the production of fruit juices.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high to very high density of prostate hairs and a piping distribution of anthocyanin coloration,
- the green yellow young leaves with bronze spots and a high to very high density of prostate hairs,
- the shoots with red-striped internodes and colored and flattened nodes,
- the large, wedge-shaped or pentagonal, mate medium green adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, deep lateral sinuses, a V-shaped petiole sinus with overlapping or very overlapping lobes leaving a rectangular light, short to medium teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides or with one side concave and one side convex, a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted, blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium to high density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries,
- the canes with light grey yellow internodes and brown purplish nodes.
Genetic profile
Allel 1
Allel 2
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Rebelia is vigorous, rather productive and has a semi-erect to erect bearing. This variety is sensitive to coulure and millerandage.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Rebelia is resistant to downy mildew and powdery mildew but it is rather sensitive to phomopsis, vine leafhoppers and bud mite disease.
Technological potentiality
Rebelia’s bunches are small to medium and moderately compact. The berries are medium to large, simple-flavored, with a moderately thick skin and a soft pulp. The juices are very sugary and their aromas can evolve towards oxydative notes (dried hay).
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 - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.