Madeleine angevine B
Name of vine variety in France
Madeleine angevine
Thistable grape vine variety was obtained by Mr. Vibert in 1857 in Angers. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, this vine variety is derived from the crossbreeding of Madeleine royale B and Blanc d’Ambre B1.
There are no officially recognized synonyms in France for this vine variety.In Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom, Madeleine angevine B can officially be called by the name "Madeleine angevine 7672".
In France, Madeleine angevine B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Denmark, Great Britain and Sweden.
Table grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2008 2016
ha 21 141 7 0
* areas under vines of Madeleine not including Madeleine royale B
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shoot has a thick coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- orbicular adult leaves, 5 or 7 lobes with very deep lateral sinuses, a petiolar sinus with a U-shaped base, open or slightly open; short teeth with straight sides, slight vein pigmentation, strongly bubbled leaf blade, jagged, cupped and the underside with a moderate coat of flat-lying and upright hairs,
- female flowers,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 234 247 178 194 250 240 216 239
Allel 2 153 238 247 191 204 260 254 243 271
Bud burst: 3 days before Chasselas. Grape maturity: early, 1 and 1/2 weeks before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madeleine angevine B is an early vine variety, moderately vigorous which grows semi-erect and can be short pruned. Due to its female character,  Madeleine angevine B is particularly susceptible to coulure and to millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Madeleine angevine B is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small and loose. The berries have a simple flavor and are moderate in size with moderately thick skin and soft 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.