Based on the 1st edition of the “Code of descriptive characteristics of Vitis varieties and species” which determined 128 characteristics for describing a Vitis variety or species,
With this publication, the OIV intends to offer high-value, international viticultural information. The publication is made up of sheets which are gradually complemented by the introduction of new descriptions presented in the form of an annual supplement (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007 date last descriptions received).
After the publication of the 2nd edition of the “OIV Descriptor List for Grape Varieties and Vitis species”, the OIV is working on a new representation of the grape varieties description.
Edition : 2009