EVALUATION OF RESISTANT VARIETES FROM 3 GENERATIONS OF THE RESDUR PROGRAMME FOR THE VINIFICATION OF MEDITERRANEAN ROSE WINES
Varietal selection is currently very « effervescent » in order to live up to the expectations of the wine growing profession, which is concerned with producing wines with minimal input, to satisfy the demands of society and participate fully in the sustainable development process.
Past selection programmes did not specifically include this colour, which is now prominent in the French and international viticultural landscape : Rosé. Such is the case of the INRA (National Institute of Agronomic Research) programme, Resdur, which resulted in 3 generations of varieties of which the first, after a VATE (Agronomical, Technological and Environmental Value) phase, saw the inscription of certain genotypes in the catalogue. The two last generations follow the VATE procedure in which the vinification of varieties is only envisaged in red or white.
- To evaluate the aptitude of INRA ResDur varieties for the production of rosé in the Mediterranean vineyard, with little use of œnological input and which privilege bio control.
- To provide wine growers with helpful information in the decision on making rosé wines from varieties that are already registered in the catalogue.
- To give an extra capacity in making quality rosé wine, for the cases of varieties that are currently being studied.
- Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation sur le vin Rosé
- Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV)
- Chamber of Agriculture of Vaucluse, the Gard, the Drôme, INRA Colmar
- Study in standard* conditions of the potential of varieties being evaluated for Rosé wine making (evaluation of generations 2 and 3)
- Optimisation of the itinerary of rosé wine making for the varieties that are registered in the catalogue
- Optimisation of the harvesting date,
- Optimisation of the itinerary of wine making, traditional process
- by grape variety
- by the blending of current grape varieties and resistant varieties
- Optimisation of the itinerary of wine making, with little oenological input