The varietal creation and selection programme run by the French Institute of Vine and Wine is dedicated to maintaining the genetic heritage of vines in France.
From clonal selection to variety creation: a change of direction for the IFV’s Plant Material Centre
Clonal selection is a means of evaluating the agronomic, sanitary and oenological characteristics of a certain number of strains
Modern genotyping and DNA analysis techniques have revolutionised ampelography. They allow varieties to be distinguished without waiting for the plants to develop.
New, non-destructive imaging techniques are being used to gain a better understanding of the impact of the fungi involved in grapevine trunk decay phenomena.