Amandin B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1979 by INRA. It is derived from the interspecific crossbreeding of  7489 Inra Bdx and Muscat de Hambourg N.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Amandin B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Variety exclusively for amateurs and private domestic use.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a sparse to moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are shiny and green with bronze or reddish patches,
- adult leaves are wedge shaped, whole or 3 or 3-lobed with an open petiolar sinus, moderate to long teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, absence or slight anthocyanin pigmentation of veins; smooth leaf blade, involuted and the underside with an absence or very slight coat of upright hairs and slight coat of upright hairs, 
- elliptical or ovate shaped berries with a slight muscat flavor.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 229 247 176 186 256 240 235 255
Allel 2 143 236 249 186 192 262 254 243 271
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period I, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Amandin B displays moderate to strong vigor. This variety if fairly fertile and has semi-erect to horizontal growth. Amandin B can be managed by moderately long pruning and must be trained.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Amandin B is not  very sensitive to downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnosis, black rote and grey rot, but it must be grafted.
Technological potential
Amandin B grape clusters are moderate to large size, not very compact and the berries are moderate size, juicy with a thick skin.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Amandin B clone carries the number 5002.
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.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
5002    INRA