Camaralet B
Name of vine variety in France
Camaralet
Origin
This variety originally comes from the Pyrénées.
Synonymy
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
Regulations
In France, Camaralet B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 4 2 2 1 8
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves have bronze patches,
- the adult leaves are 5-lobed with an open petiolar sinus, deep lateral sinuses, open with a U-shaped bottom frequently with a tooth at bottom, absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, a flat leaf blade and the underside with a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,  
- slightly elliptical berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 229 243 178 188 246 240 227 239
Allel 2 149 234 249 186 200 260 254 233 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Technological potential
This variety is renowned for the quality of its very fine wines (alcoholic, honey and full notes) and their aromatic typicity (cinnamon, pepper, fennel).
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Camaralet B clones carry the numbers 1023 and 1024.
A conservatory of a dozen clones was set up in the Jurançon vineyards
(Pyrénées-Atlantiques).
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.
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
1023  Pyrénées-Atlantiques  ENTAV        
 1995  Sud-Ouest        
         
Small distribution clone
1024  Pyrénées-Atlantiques  ENTAV        
 1995  Sud-Ouest        
         
Small distribution clone