Servant B
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety would appear to originally be from the Languedoc region.
In France, Servant B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Spain and Italy.
Wine and table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 4154 3998 1742 783 154 134 68
* : declared area under wines of table grapes
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoots have a sparse coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the shoots have green internodes,
- orbicular adult leaves, 7 or 9 lobes with an open U-shaped or slightly open petiolar sinus, short or moderate size teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins; a slightly revolute leaf blade and the underside with an absence or very slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round or slightly elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 243 180 188 240 238 243 239
Allel 2 131 232 249 182 204 248 254 257 249
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period IV, 6 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Servant B is well suited to white limestone, not too dry soils. This vine variety is sometimes susceptible to millerandage. It also tends to grow substanital grappillons.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Servant B resists well against grey rot.
Technological potential
Servant B is used especially for table grapes. Grape clusters and berries are large.The skin is thick, the pulp is fleshy and it has a simple flavor. Very good storage and transportation capacity. When used for wine making, Servant B produces relatively neutral white wines.
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Servant B clones carry the numbers 72 and 88. These clones are mainy used for the production of table grapes.
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
72  Hérault  ENTAV        
Small distribution clone
88  Hérault  ENTAV        
Small distribution clone