Madeleine Céline B
Name of vine variety in France
Madeleine Céline
This table grape vine variety was obtained by P. Giraud in 1880 in Marseille. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, Madeleine Céline B is derived from the crossbreeding of Madeleine angevine B and Précoce de Malingre B.
There are no officially recognized synonyms for this variety in France, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Madeleine Céline B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2008 2016
ha 7 0
* areas under vines for all Madeleine not including Madeleine royale B
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs
- young leaves are yellow with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are pentagonal with 5 lobes and deep lateral sinuses; an open petiolar sinus with a U-shaped base; short teeth with straight or convex sides; teeth corresponding to principle veins are a bit longer; moderate vein pigmentation; jagged leaf blade and the underside with a sparse coat of flat-lying hairs and a moderate coat of upright hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 225 239 176 254 216 239
Allel 2 135 238 247 178 254 233 271
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early, 2 weeks before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madeleine Céline B is moderately vigorous, grows erect and can be short-pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Madeleine Céline B is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate in size and moderately compact. The berries have a simple flavor and are likewise moderate in size with not very thick skin and a juicy pulp.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this vine 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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.