Arvine B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from the Valais region in Switzerland.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Petite Arvine" regarding plant propagation material. In Italy, this variety can officially be designated as "Petite Arvine".
In France, Arvine is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 4.7
The identification is based on:
- the tip of young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves,
- the medium to large, wide, circular or pentagonal adult leaves, entire or with three lobes, shallow lateral sinuses, a closed peliole sinus or with overlapping lobes, short teeth with straight or convex sides, a slightly goffered or folded near the petiole sinus leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a low density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 236 257 182 194 240 240 235 239
Allel 2 149 236 262 186 194 252 248 243 249
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Arvine is an average vigor variety that needs trellising or and moderately long pruning. Arvine is adapted to stony and moderately fertile soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Arvine is susceptible to downy mildew. It is also sensitive to grey rot at the end of maturation.
Technological potential
Arvine's bunches are small and compact. The berries are also small. The sugar accumulation potential of this variety is high. Arvine produces full-bodied, aromatic (flowers, honey, etc) and fine wines with a good acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Arvine clone carries the number 6001.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.
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
6001  Suisse  IFV  medium  medium  medium  
 2006  Languedoc  medium    medium  
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety