Liliorila B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained by INRA in 1956 and is derived from the crossbreeding of Baroque B and Chardonnay B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Liliorila B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2000 2008 2016
ha 3 4 2.7
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are small, orbicular, with 5 lobes and a slightly open or closed petiolar sinus, short teeth with straight sides, a jagged leaf blade, strongly bubbled and the underside with a slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries with a perfume flavor
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 232 239 178 196 244 238 216 239
Allel 2 153 236 249 186 200 256 254 267 239
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety has moderate or low vigor and is moderately fertile. The yields obtained with Liliorila B remain generally limited.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Liliorila B is somewhat susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are small  in size. Liliorila B produces aromatic, powerful, scented wines which are relatively not acid, especially when overripe.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Liliorila B clone carries the number 734.
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.
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
734    INRA        
 1980  Bordelais