Varousset N
Name of the variety in France
Varousset (an interspecific hybrid) is the result of the crossbreeding between 4668 Seibel and Subéreux (6905 Seibel).
In France, this variety can officially be called "23657 Seyve-Villard" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Varousset 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 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 1824 1799 66 11 6 1.3
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostrate hairs,
- the circular or kidney-shaped adult leaves, entire or with three lobes, with an open U-shaped petiole sinus with often naked petiole veins, medium teeth with straight or convex sides, a weak to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, a smooth leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 243 178 188 244 240 233 255
Allel 2 143 229 251 186 194 262 254 251 271
Bud burst: 9 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Varousset is vigorous and fertile. It can be pruned short or moderately long.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Varousset is susceptible to fungal diseases and must be grafted.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are medium or large in size and cylindrical shaped. The berries are medium in size. The sugar potential of this variety is good. Varousset produces not very colored wines of acceptable quality, with 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 - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 1. P. Galet, 1988, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier, France.