Select B
Name of vine variety in France
Select
Origin
This vine variety was obtained by J-L.Vidal in Charente and results from the crossbreeding of Ugni blanc B and Jurançon blanc B.
Synonymy
Regulations
In France, Select B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Romania.
Use
Wine and eaux-de-vie vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 5 7 6 1.5
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a very thick coat of flat lying hairs,
- the young leaves have bronze patches,
- adult leaves are dark green, orbicular, 5 or 7 lobed with a slightly open petiolar sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes; deep lateral sinuses; long teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, slight anthocyanin coloration of veins; jagged leaf blade, bubbled and the underside with a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 186 244 240 247 271
Allel 2 149 229 249 178 194 252 248 267 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 23 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: peiod II, 3 to 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Select B is a vine variety with late bud burst which prevents spring frost. Moderate vigor. Must be long pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Select B is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are large and the berries are moderate in size. Select B produces moderate quality wine which can be distilled to produce good quality eaux-de-vie.
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 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.