New vine stock pink Chardonnay

A new variety of chardonnay, pink, known as Chardonnay Rose, is now part of the National catalogue of grape variations in France. The variety exists in restricted quantities, exclusively in the south of the Burgundy region and in Champagne.

At the moment, it has not been officially registered in the catalogue of the wine variety, as it is awaiting confirmation to experiment with it. For this purpose, authorisation is required from the National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO). The INAO guarantees the recognition and protection of the official identification signs of the quality and origin (SIQO) of agricultural, agri-food and forestry products. It is necessary, according to Thibault Le Mailloux (communications director of the Champagne Committee) to confirm its resistance to global warming before proceeding.

It should be noted that it is not such an unknown phenomenon, other strains such as Pinot Gris come from a mutation of Pinot Noir. In turn Pinot Gris, mutated to give rise to the Pinot Blanc. To learn more about Chardonnay Rose we recommend reading Champagne and Burgundy register rare pink Rose Chardonnay variety by Barnaby Eales for HARPERS.