Folignan B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1964 by INRA by crossbreeding Ugni blanc B and Folle blanche B.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Folignan B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine and eaux-de-vie vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 74
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoots have dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are yellow or green, orbicular adult leaves, 5-lobed with moderate to deep lateral sinuses, rounded base, closed petiolar sinus with overlapping lobes, moderate teeth compared to width at base, straight sides or with a concave and concave side; no anthocyanin pigmentation of veins; jagged leafblade, moderately to strongly bubbled with the underside having no upright hairs but with a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs, - round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 178 196 244 240 245 271
Allel 2 149 232 253 180 200 246 248 247 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 to 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Folignan B has moderate to strong vigor with semi-erect horizontal growth
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Folignan B is moderately susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The Folignan B grape clusters and berries are medium size. This variety produces wine which can be used to produce very good quality eaux-de-vie.  The musts can be used to produce quality mistelles.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Folignan B clone carries the number 1053.
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
1053    INRA