Elbling B
Name of vine variety in France
Elbling
Origin
This variety was formally grown in the north east of France and based on published genetic analyses is probably a descendant of  Gouais B.
Synonymy
No synonym is officially recognized for this variety in France.In Austria, Elbling B can be called by the name "Weisser Elbling".
Regulations
In France, Elbling B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member countries: Germany, Great Britain and Luxemburg.
Use
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2016
ha 323 127 3 2 1.1
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with slightly bronze patches,
- adult leaves have 3 or 5 lobes with a V-shpaed slightly open petiolar sinus, long teeth with straight sides, moderate anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, upturned leaf blade, cupped, folded near the petiolar point, bubbled and the underside with a slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 141 236 249 176 194 238 248 227 239
Allel 2 149 238 257 186 204 246 254 233 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Elbling B is very vigorous and must be long pruned. It is sensitive to magnesium deficiency.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Elbling B is susceptible to powdery mildew and grape caterpillers. It is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters are small and the berries are large. Elbling B produces ordinary and acid wine.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.
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.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.