The white grape is a color mutation from Sauvignon Blanc with pink or reddish berries. Synonyms are Fié, Fié Dans le Neuvillois, Fiers, Sauvignon Rosé and Sovignon Gris. Another variant that is even more reddish in color is the very rare variety Sauvignon Rouge (possibly identical to Roter) Greenfinch ). Another color variety is Sauvignon Violet , which has disappeared due to its poor yield. All Sauvignon varieties are genetically identical or have the same DNA profile on. For the unrelated, independent variety Centesimino the synonym Sauvignon Rosso is used.
Sauvignon Gris produces light to salmon aromatic white wines, often blended with the Sauvignon Blanc variety. In 2010 she finished in France a total of 553 hectares of vineyards with a strong upward trend (ten years earlier, there were 44 hectares). Other stocks are also available in Germany and in the Switzerland (5 ha), as well as overseas in Argentina (6 ha), Brazil (1 ha), Chile (125 ha) and Uruguay (8 ha).
Photos : Doris Schneider, Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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