Abondant B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is cultivated in the east of France and was obtained by Mr. Vanel. Based on genetic analysis carried out in Montpellier, it is derived from the crossbreeding of Madeleine royale B and Kövidinka Rs.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Abondant B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2016
ha 21 14 3 2 0.8
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a very thick coat of flat lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green,
- the shoots have green-colored internodes,
- the adult leaves are large, whole with a slightly opened petolar sinus withparallel sides or with slightly over lapping lobes; short teeth compared towidth at base with convex sides; absence of anthocyanin pigmentation; slightlybubbled leaf blades, folded near the petiolar point, bubbled and the lower side with a sparse coat of upright and flat lying hairs, 
- round shaped berries
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 225 247 178 194 246 248 216 251
Allel 2 149 238 249 184 194 252 254 247 271
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Abondant B is a vigorous variety, fertile when short pruned. Its early budding exposes it to spring frost.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Abondant B is sensitive to gray rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters are large and the berries are moderate to large. Abondant B produces fairly neutral and ordinary white wines.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.