Goldriesling B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was derived from Riesling B seedling obtained by C. Oberlin.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Goldriesling B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states including: Germany, Austria and Denmark.
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 2016
ha 70 47 6 0
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a heavy coatof upright hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are orbicular, 3 or 5 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus and slightly overlapping lobes producing rounded light, U-shaped base lateral sinuses, moderate size teeth with convex or straight sides, slight anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, jagged leaf blade and the underside with a moderate coat of upright hairs,  
- round-shaped or short elliptical shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 223 239 178 194 246 248 227 251
Allel 2 149 225 249 186 204 246 254 235 271
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Goldriesling B is not very vigourous. It is a oood producer but fairly sensitive to winter frost. Its early bud burst likewise exposes it to spring frost.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Goldriesling B is susceptible to downy mildew and grey rot. It is less affected by powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are small. Goldriesling B produces average quality wines.
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.