Aranel B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1961 by INRA by crossbreeding Grenache gris G with Saint-Pierre doré B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety nor in any other countries in the European Union.
In France, Aranel B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2000 2008 2016
ha 5 5 20
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot displays a moderate coat of of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green,
-the adult leaves are 3 or 5-lobed with a closed petiolar sinus and oftentimes has ateeth of the edge, short to moderate-size teeth compared to width at base; straight sides, abasence of anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, bubbled leaf blade, twisted and the underside with a sparse to very sparse coat of flat-lying hairs, 
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 223 239 176 188 238 240 233 239
Allel 2 143 225 239 191 196 258 254 243 255
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This fairly fertile variety produces upright growth shoots. It can be short pruned and trained in gobelet.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Aranel B is not very sensisitve to grey rot.
Technological potential
Aranel B grape clusters are large while the berries are small to very small in size. The sugar and acid potential of Aranel B are high which enables producing wine with a good alcohol/acidty balance. The aromatic potential of this vine variety is interesting.When over-ripened, these grapes can be used to make sweet wine.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Aranel B clone carries the number 879.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones devigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine deVassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.
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
879    INRA        
 1.50 ha