Verdesse B
Name of the variety in France
Verdesse
Origin
Verdesse is originally from the Isère region. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, this variety would be closely related to Savagnin.
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, Verdesse is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 19 12 2 3 2 2 10.4
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs, 
- the small, circular, dark green adult leaves, with five, seven or nine lobes, deep lateral sinuses, an open or closed U-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with convex or straight sides, a weak to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 225 239 176 188 246 240 233 239
Allel 2 149 229 257 186 194 250 248 247 249
Phenology
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety must be pruned long. Good results are achieved on clay-limestone hillsides.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Verdesse is not very susceptible to grey rot, but is more sensitive to powdery and downy mildew.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are small to medium in size. Verdesse produces generous and lively wines which are marked by vegetal and floral aromas.
Clonal selection in France
The two certified Verdesse clones carry the numbers 931 and 1303. A conservatory of ten or so clones was planted in the wine-growing region of Savoie in 1999.
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
931 Isère ENTAV 1988 Savoie medium to high medium to high medium medium low low to medium medium to high low to medium medium light wines with flower and fresh fruit aromas
1303 Isère IFV 2018