Sophie B
Name of the variety in France
The variety Sophie (an interspecific hybrid) was obtained under the name Aron by J. Csizmazia and L. Bereznai in Hungary in 1981. This variety would result from the crossbreeding between Villard blanc and Perlette.
In Austria and Hungary, Sophie is officially designated as "Aron".
Legal information
In France, Sophie is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2013 on the A list. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Germany and Austria.
Variety exclusively for amateurs and private domestic use.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
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Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip on the young shoot with a very low to low density of prostrate hairs,
- the reddish young leaves, with no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the shoots with red-striped internodes,
- the wedge-shaped adult leaves, with five lobes, an open V-shaped petiole sinus, moderately long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight or convex sides, no or a very weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a shiny involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the ovoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 229 237 178 180 248 240 235 239
Allel 2 131 234 253 186 188 262 240 243 249
Bud burst: 1 day before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Sophie has a semi-erect to erect bearing. This variety is vigorous and productive.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Sophie is not very sensitive to downy mildew and powdery mildew, but it is a little more susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
Sophie’s bunches are large to very large and moderately compact. The berries are large, simple-flavored, with a thin to moderately thick skin and a firm and juicy pulp.
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 - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.
- Journal of Horticultural Research 2014, vol. 22(1): 101-107, J. Lisek, Poland.