Rivairenc gris G
Name of the variety in France
Rivairenc gris
This variety corresponds to the grey mutation of Rivairenc.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Aspiran gris" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Rivairenc gris 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 2018
ha 7 ND
Descriptive elements
The description corresponds to Rivairenc, except for the skin color of the berries when ripe, which is grey in this case.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 176 204 252 240 227 239
Allel 2 131 223 249 178 204 260 248 257 261
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Rivairenc gris appears to be later than Rivairenc, but the other characteristics are comparable.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
The behavior of Rivairenc gris towards diseases is similar to that of Rivairenc.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are large. Rivairenc gris produces light and neutral wines with a fairly low sugar potential.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet. Surveys have recently been carried out in the wine-growing region of Languedoc.
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.