Len de l'El B
Name of vine variety in France
Len de l'El
This variety is origianlly from the Gaillac region.
In France, this vine variety may be officially called "Loin de l’Œil B" for plant propagation matter.
In France, Len de L'El B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 112 137 472 598 747 708 640
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs
- the shoots have long internodes,
- adult leaves have 5, 7 or 9 lobes with a U'shaped petiolar sinus, an absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, an upturned and jagged leaf blade and the underside with a sparse coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 182 188 250 238 233 239
Allel 2 137 236 257 188 188 252 248 247 255
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is fairly vigorous and productive whose name (far from the buds) comes from the average rank of the first very high inflorescence on the shoot (on average on level with the 6th eye) or from the long grape cluster stem.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Len de l'El B is susceptible to grey rot and mites.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are large and the berries moderate in size. This variety produces dry, fine, perfumed but not very acid wines. When over ripe, Len de l'El B produces concentrated sweet wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Len de l'El B clone carries the number 733. A conservatory of 80 clones was set up in the Gaillac (Tarn) vineyards in 1998.
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.
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
733  Tarn  ENTAV        
 1981  Tarn        
Clone conforms to grape variety characteristics.