Furmint B
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is originally from Hungary. Based on published genetic analyses, Furmint B probably descends from Gouais B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety.In the Euopean Union, Furmint B can officially be called by other names: Furmint de Minis (Romania), Kéknyelü (Hungary) and Sipon (Slovenia).
In France, Furmint B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 2016
ha 21 0.2
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a very dense cover of flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are yellow,
- wedge-shaped or orbicular or kidney shaped adult leaves, whole or 3-lobed with shallow lateral sinuses, U-shaped open petiolar sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes; moderate size teeth compared to width at base, straight or convex sides or with one convex and one concave side, fairly mucronate; absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins; thick leaf blade, upturned, slightly bubbled; the underside with a dense cover of flat-lying and upright hairs,   
- round-shaped or short elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 238 238 227 263
Allel 2 151 238 249 191 204 250 240 247 271
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Furmint B is a moderately to strong vigorous variety and grows upright. It must be short-pruned. This variety is sometimes susceptible to   millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Furmint B is sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
 Furmint B clusters are small but the berries are large. The sugar potential of this variety is moderate. This variety produces full-bodied, powerful wines with high acidity. When this variety is harvested after passerillage (raisining) or in presence of  noble rot, extraordinary sweet wine can be produced. 
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Furmint B clone carries the number 1149.
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 1. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
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
1149  Bouches-du-Rhône  IFV        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety