Aubin B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from the North east of France (Lorraine) and based on published genetic analyses, it is derived from the crossbreeding of Gouais B and Savagnin.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Aubin B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 2016
ha 3 1.1
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the shoot with internodes has red stripes,
- adult leaves are 3-lobed with a closed petiolar sinus and overlapping lobes, open lateral sinuses with a U-shaped base; short teeth compared to width at base with straight or convex edges, heavy anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, upturned leaf blade, cupped, bubbled and the underside with a moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 232 249 176 194 238 248 227 271
Allel 2 149 236 257 186 204 246 254 233 271
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Aubin B is not very vigorous, early and moderately fertile. It must be planted in lightly exposed areas due to the risk of spring frost because of its very early bud burst.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Aubin B would appear not to be particularly susceptible to diseases.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate in size and the berries are small. Aubin B produces average quality wines, not very aromatic and moderately acid.
Clonal selection in France
There are no clones for this variety at the present time. Surveys have recently been carried out in the vineyards in the north east of France.
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.
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
1262  Lorraine  IFV