Winegrowers Supplies -  Vine variety information

Souvignier gris (originally known as Fr. 392-83)

Mother: Cabernet Sauvignon (Sauvignon blanc x Cabernet Franc)
Father: Bronner (Merzling x Gm 6494 (Zarya Severa x St. Laurent))

A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

In spite of the influence of Vitis amurensis in Gm 6494, Souvignier gris is not classed as a hybrid variety.
It is from the same cross-breeding that the red variety Cabernet Carbon emerged.

Year of breeding: 1983
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Staatliches Weinbauinstitut Freiburg
Number of clones: 0

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 2008
Area planted in Germany in :
Area planted in England: 0

Wine Character - colour: 
                      - bouquet: 
                      - palate: strong-bodied, neutral, only slightly fruity
                      An alternative to Pinot Gris or Auxerrois


Time of bud-burst: average, about the same time as Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc

Strength of growth: medium-strong, upright
Growth of side-shoots: average

Flowering time: average, a few days before Pinot Gris
Flowering strength: strong, coulure is very low

Leaf: - size:                                   - shape: 
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Grape bunch: - size: medium-large     - density: medium, slightly compact
Berries:        - size: medium-large     - shape: elongated cylindrical
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Time of veraison: average-late, about the same time as Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc
Time of harvest: slightly after average-late, about the same time as Pinot Blanc

Grape yield: a little below average
Must-weight: high
Must-acidity: medium

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Chlorosis resistance: 
resistance against - Oidium: high              - Peronospora: very high
                          - Botrytis: average        - Roter Brenner: 
                          - Phomopsis                 - Stem-atrophy: very high

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Winter Pruning:                      eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.