Rubilande Rs
Name of the variety in France
Rubilande (an interspecific hybrid) is the result of crossbreeding Bienvenu (2859 Seibel) and Roi des noirs (4643 Seibel).
In France, this variety can officially be called "11803 Seibel" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Rubilande 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 1968 2000 2008 2018
ha 737 426 11 8 6.3
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs, 
- the reddish young leaves,
- the circular or wedge-shaped adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, a slightly open U- or V-shaped petiole sinus, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a slightly involute leaf blade, and ton the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect hairs,
- the round-shaped berries
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 178 180 244 240 235 239
Allel 2 143 243 255 183 194 256 240 259 249
Bud burst: 4 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Rubilande is a fairly fertile variety with a semi-erect bearing, is susceptible to chlorosis and drought.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Rubilande resists fairly well to downy mildew and to anthracnose, but is susceptible to grey rot and must be grafted.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are compact and medium in size. The berries are large and have a juicy pulp. Rubilande can be used either as a table or a wine grape. It produced mediocre quality rosé wines with no diglucoside anthocyanins.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
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.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 1. P. Galet, 1988, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier, France.