Clarin B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained by INRA in 1953. Based on enetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, it was derived from the crossbreeding of Carignan and Cinsaut N.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Clarin B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 4 8 8 4.5
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs, 
- the young leaves are yellow,
- Orbicular-shaped adult leaves, large with 7 or 9 lobes; a petiolar sinus sometimes limited by a vein near the petiolar point; moderate size teeth with convex sides, an absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, bubbled leaf blade, cupped and the underside witha moderate coat of upright hairs, 
- elliptical-shaped 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: period III, 4 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is fertile and productive with upright growth. It can be short pruned and managed by gobelet training.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Clarin B is sometimes somewhat susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are large. Wines produced with this variety are relatively neutral.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Clarin B 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.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
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