Clarin B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained by INRA in 1953. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, it would result from the crossbreeding of Carignan and Cinsaut.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Clarin is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 4 8 8 4.4
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves,
- the large circular adult leaves, with seven or nine lobes, sometimes naked petiole veins, medium teeth with convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a blistered goffered leaf blade, and on the lower side a medium density of erect hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 252 240 227 251
Allel 2 143 223 243 182 188 256 248 247 261
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is fertile and productive with an erect bearing. It can be pruned short and managed by gobelet training.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Clarin is sometimes a little susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The bunches and berries are large. Wines produced with this variety are relatively neutral.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Clarin clone carries the number 761.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- 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.
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
761    INRA        
 1982  Languedoc