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Grape Variety: Valdiguié

Variety Name Valdiguié
TTB Approved Name(s) Valdiguié
All Synonyms Aramon du Sud-Ouest, Brocol, Cahors, Cot de Cheragas, Cote verte, Folle noire, Gamay, Gamay 15, Gros Auxerrois, Isabelle, Jan Pierrou, Jan Pierrou, Jasmin, Jean-Pierrou, Mourvedre d' Afrique, Moutet, Napa Gamay, Noir de Chartres, Panse, Plant de Cros, Plant de la Roxo, Plant du Midi, Quercy, Valdiguer
Countries of Origin France
Species V. vinifera
References
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments Valdigue was originally misnamed in California and known as Napa Gamay or Gamay until 1980 when it was properly identified by Pierre Galet. The California grape's identity as Valdigue has been verified by DNA fingerprinting. The name Gamay is no longer allowed on wine labels for Valdigue grapes. Validigue fruit was allowed in wines labelled Gamay Beaujolais until 2007. (Wine Grape Varieties in California, reference #2).

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Valdiguié Selections available from FPS

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Valdiguié 02
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Originally from a California vineyard (Larkmead)
Treatments Heat treatment 63 days
Comments This selection's history began at FPS in the 1980's and proceeded as follows: Gamay 01> Gamay 02 > Napa Gamay 02 > Valdiguié 02. The original plant material was labelled Gamay FPs 01 when it arrived at FPS. The name of this selection was changed from Napa Gamay FPS 02 to Valdiguié FPS 02 in 2003 because Valdiguié is more recognizable internationally and is the prime name approved by TTB.

  Valdiguié 03
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Napa Gamay FPS 03, which was originally from a California vineyard (Larkmead)
Treatments Heat treatment 102 days
Comments This selection's history began at FPS in the 1980's and proceeded as follows: Gamay 01 >Gamay 02 > Gamay 03 > Napa Gamay 03 > Valdiguié. The name of this selection was changed from Napa Gamay FPS 03 to Valdiguié FPS 03 in 2003 because Valdiguié is more recognizable internationally and is the prime name approved by the TTB.

  Valdiguié 04
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Napa Gamay FPS 01, which was from a California vineyard (Larkmead)
Treatments None
Comments This selection's history began at FPS in the 1980's and proceeded as follows: Gamay 01 > Napa Gamay 01 > Valdiguié 04. The name of this selection was changed from Napa Gamay FPS 01 to Valdiguié FPS 04 in 2003 because Valdiguié is more recognizable internationally and is the prime name approved by the TTB.

  Valdiguié 05
In Progress This selection is currently in progress.
  Valdiguié 06 Top
In Progress This selection is currently in progress.
Source Neustadt, Germany
Treatments Currently undergoing testing
Comments This selection came to Davis around 1960 from the Landes-Lehr-und-Forschungsanstalt Wein-und-Gartenbau in Neustadt an der Wein, Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany. The selection was named Gamay Grand, ' local name' (USDA Plant Identification number 259020). DNA testing at FPS in 2017 revealed the identity of the variety to be Valdiguie. The selection was renamed Valdiguie 06.