Valdiguié N
Name of the variety in France
Valdiguié would originally be from the Quercy region.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Valdiguié 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 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 4908 4364 844 273 269 172 88
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves,
- the pentagonal adult leaves, entire or with three lobes, with a slightly open petiole sinus with parallel edges or slightly overlapping lobes, short teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a blistered leaf blade, undulate between de veins, and on the lowers side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly ellipsoid berries, with often small berries that remain green.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 223 239 176 196 256 248 235 239
Allel 2 149 236 262 188 202 260 254 267 255
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is fertile, productive, with an erect bearing, and is well adapted to short pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Valdiguié is slightly susceptible to grey rot and powdery mildew.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are medium to large in size. Valdiguié produces colored, bright, light wines, with a low alcohol degree and tannins that are a little bit astringent.
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.
- 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.