Verdelho B
Name of the variety in France
Verdelho
Origin
Verdelho is a Portuguese variety found on Madeira Island and in the Douro valley.
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, Verdelho is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogues of other Member States of the European Union: Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 2018
ha 2 4
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the circular or slightly kidney-shaped adult leaves, entire or with shallow lateral sinuses, with a slightly open or closed U-shaped petiole sinus, small to medium teeth, short except those corresponding to the main veins which are longer, a weak to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, a blistered leaf blade, folded at the petiole sinus, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of prostate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 219 239 178 194 248 240 233 255
Allel 2 149 229 257 186 196 252 248 245 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 1 week and a half to 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Verdelho has a moderate to strong vigor and a semi-erect to horizontal bearing. It should be trained and can be pruned short or moderately long.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Verdelho is not very sensitive to downy mildew and to grey rot but is quite susceptible to powdery mildew.
Technological potentiality
Verdelho's bunches are small to medium in size and the berries are medium in size. The sugar accumulation potential is moderate to good. This variety produces appreciated, elegant, fragrant dry and sweet wines, with a good acidity, that are suitable for ageing.
Clonal selection in France
The two certified Verdelho clones carry the numbers 6005 and 6006.
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.
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
6005 Maine-et-Loire IFV 2006 Languedoc medium medium medium medium medium medium representative wines of the variety
6006 Maine-et-Loire IFV 2006 Languedoc low low medium medium medium medium representative wines of the variety