The white grape variety is a colored one mutation of Sauvignon Blanc with pink or reddish berries. Synonyms are Fié, Fié Dans le Neuvillois, Fiers, Sauvignon Rosé and Sovignon Gris. An even more reddish variant is the very rare variety Sauvignon Rouge shown in the picture (possibly identical to red Greenfinch ). Another color variation is Sauvignon Violet , which has disappeared due to its poor yield. All varieties of Sauvignon are genetically identical or have the same thing DNA profile on. For the unrelated, independent variety Centesimino the synonym Sauvignon Rosso is used.
Sauvignon Gris produces light to salmon-colored aromatic white wines, which are often blended with the Sauvignon Blanc variety. In 2010 she occupied in France a total of 553 hectares of vineyards with a rapidly increasing trend (ten years earlier it was 44 hectares). There are also other stocks in Germany and in the Switzerland (5 ha), as well as overseas Argentina (6 ha), Brazil (1 ha), Chile (125 ha) and Uruguay (8 ha).
Images : Doris Schneider, Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY