Madeleine Salomon B
Name of vine variety in France
Madeleine Salomon
This table grape vine variety was selected by E. Salomon in 1893, and corresponds to a traditional Italian Agostenga vine variety.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety, nor in other countries in the European Union.  In Italy, Madeleine Salomon B can officially be called by the name "Prié blanc B".
In France, Madeleine Salomon 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
* surfaces de toutes les Madeleine sauf Madeleine royale
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are orbicular or pentagonal, 5 lobes, with an open petiolar sinus with a U-shaped base, moderate size teeth with convex sides; an absence of vein pigmentation; finely bubbled leaf blade, upturned and the underside with a sparsely covered coat of flat-lying and upright hairs,
- ellipticial-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 225 233 182 194 240 238 233 251
Allel 2 153 236 247 186 196 252 248 243 271
Bud burst: 6 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early, 1/2 week before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madeleine Salomon B is fairly vigorous and grows semi-upright and can be short-pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Madeleine Salomon B is somewhat susceptible to grey rot and powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small to moderate size and very compact. The berries have a simple flavor and are moderate size with a thin skin and soft pulp.
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.