Aramon blanc B
Name of vine variety in France
Aramon blanc
Origin
This variety corresponds to the white mutation of Aramon N.
Synonymy
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.
Regulations
In France, Aramon blanc B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2000 2008 2016
ha 133 90 43 22 4.6
Description
The description corresponds essentually to that of Aramon N. The young leaves are however not very bronzed and the berry skin color when ripe is greenish-yellow. Certain riper berries may be slightly grey.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 232 239 178 188 240 240 227 249
Allel 2 141 232 243 191 196 260 254 259 249
Phenology
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period III, 4 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This very fertile vine variety must be managed by short pruning.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Aramon blanc B is not too sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters and berries are very large. The wine produced in flat and lacks finesse.
Clonal selection in France
There aren't any 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.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1901-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.