Raffiat de Moncade B
Name of vine variety in France
Raffiat de Moncade
This vine variety is originally from the South west of  France and based on published genetic anayses is probably a descendant of Gouais B.
In France, Raffiat de Moncade B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 5 33 86 31 10 10 4.9
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are wedge-shaped and kidney-shaped, 3 lobes with an open petiolar sinus with a U-shaped base, teeth with convex sides; an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a smooth leaf blade, upturned, shiny and the underside with a moderate to heavy coat of upright and flat-ling hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 178 188 244 238 233 239
Allel 2 131 238 249 186 196 252 240 245 271
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks affter Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This vine variety is fairly productive but has grape clusters which are not very compact.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Raffiat de Moncade B is not very susceptible to powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small to moderate and the berries are very small. Raffiat de Moncade B produces fairly neutral wines which are warm and lively.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Raffiat de Moncade B clone carries the number 465.
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.
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
465  Pyrénées-Atlantiques  ENTAV        
 1976  Sud-Ouest        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics