Mondeuse blanche B
Name of vine variety in France
Mondeuse blanche
This variety is originally from the Savoie region. It does not correspond to the white mutation of Mondeuse, it is a distinct variety.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Mondeuse blanche is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 1 21 7 5 6 8.1
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the bronzed young leaves,
- the circular, medium, light green adult leaves, with five lobes, V-shaped lateral sinuses, an open U-shaped petiole sinus, long teeth compared to their width at the base with convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a slightly blistered leaf blade, slightly curly on the edges, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 225 239 186 188 252 240 216 239
Allel 2 149 229 260 188 194 260 262 257 261
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Mondeuse blanche is a grape variety with a drooping bearing.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
This variety is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The bunches and berries are medium in size. Mondeuse blanche produces ordinary and moderately acidic wines, with a fairly high alcohol degree (good sugar accumulation potential). Wines can be a little aromatic if the harvest is carried out at maturity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Mondeuse blanche clone carries the number 1214.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.
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
1214  Savoie  IFV        
 2014  Languedoc-Roussillon        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety