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 B" with regard to plant propagating material.In Italy, this variety can likewise officially be designated by the name "Petite Arvine B".
In France, Arvine B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties". This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Italy
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
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Identification signs include:- the tips of young shoots have a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are yellow,
- adult leaves are large, wide, orbicular or pentagonal with shallow lateral sinuses and a closed peliolar sinus or with overlapping lobes, short teeth, straight or convex sides, slightly bubbled or folded leaf blades near the petiolar point. The underside is sparsely or not at all covered with flat-lying or erect hairs.
- 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: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Arvine B is an average vigor variety which needs to be trellised or trained with moderate long pruning.  Arvine B is adapted to pebbly and moderately fertile soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Arvine B is susceptible to downy mildow and likewise to grey rot at the end of maturation.
Technological potential
Arvine B grape clusters are small and compact and the berries are small. The sugar potential is high for this variety and gives rise to full-bodied, aromatic (flowers, honey, etc) and fine wines with good acidity.
Clonal selection in France
Arvine B is the only approved clone under the number 6001
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1901-1910, Ed. Masson, 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
6001  Suisse  IFV  medium  medium  medium  
 2006  Languedoc  medium    medium  
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety