Monbadon B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is traditionally grown in the west of France (Charente, Gironde). Based on published genetic analyses, it would result from the crossbreeding between Ugni blanc and Folle blanche.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Monbadon is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2011 on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 2018
ha 1786 1254 129 2.5
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the yellowish green young leaves or with slightly bronze spots,
- the pentagonal adult leaves, with five, seven or nine lobes, deep lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed U-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a flat or slightly involute and finely blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped and sometimes slightly obloid berrries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 223 239 176 194 244 240 243 271
Allel 2 149 229 249 178 196 252 248 245 271
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturitymid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Monbadon is very productive, moderately vigorous, with an erect bearing.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Monbadon is not very susceptible to powdery and downy mildew. It is on the other hand more sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
Monbadon's bunches are large to very large and compact . The berries are medium to large in size. This variety produces acidic and neutral wines with low alcohol content usually intended for distillation.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Monbadon clone carries the number 1258. A conservatory of a hundred or so clones was planted in 2014.
Bibliographic references
[drafting underway]
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
1258  Charente  CVC - IFV