Rousseli Rs
Name of the variety in France
Rousseli
Origin
This variety is originally from Provence. Based on published genetic studies, it is probably a descendant of Gouais blanc and Ouliven.
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, Rousseli is offically listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties" on the A list and classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 758 1557 1030 801 178 79 25
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low to medium density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the adut leaves entire or with three lobes, with an open or slightly open U or V-shaped petiole sinus, medium or long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries with a non-homogeneous pink skin color.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 133 225 239 178 186 244 254 245 249
Allel 2 141 238 249 182 204 252 254 257 249
Phenology
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This fertile and productive variety must be pruned short.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Rousseli is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are large. Rousseli produces flat, white or barely tinted wines with a low alcohol degree. Blended, it can be used for the production of rosé wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Rousseli clone carries the number 1264.
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 - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France, (under the name "Roussanne du Var").
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
New General
note
Agro-tecnic
note
Note
agronomique
Agronomic
note
Links
1264 Var CA 83 - IFV 2017