Pascal B
Name of vine variety in France
Pascal
Origin
Pascal B is a vine variety of Provencal origin.
Synonymy
Regulations
In France, Pascal B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2016
ha 0.1
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green or yellow,
- adult leaves are wedge to orbicular-shaped, whole or with 3 or 5 lobes, an open or slightly open petiolar sinus with a U-shaped base, shallow lateral sinuses, moderate teeth with straight sides; a smooth leaf blade, slightly revolute, folded near the petiolar point and the underside with a slight coat of upright hairs and a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 247 182 186 252 238 245 249
Allel 2 141 223 249 186 200 252 266 267 261
Phenology
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 4 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Pascal B is a fertile and very productive vine variety which grows erect. It is well adapted to being gobelet trained and it must be short-pruned. This vine variety is well suited to very exposed, very dry and poor terroirs.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Pascal B is very susceptible to powdery mildew and to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are very large and the berries are large. Pascal B produces dry and neutral white wines with no particular finesse and a low degree of alcohol.
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.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 1. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.