Xarello B
Name of vine variety in France
Xarello B is originally Spanish (Catalonia).
There is no officially recognized synonym in France for this variety. In Spain, Xarello B can officially be called "Cartoixa", "Pansa Blanca", "Pansal" and "Xarel-lo".
In France, Xarello B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on list A2.

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Spain.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a very dense cover of flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are yellow or green,
- adult leaves are orbicular, large, full or 5-lobed with shallow lateral sinuses, V-shaped petiolar sinus or with parallel edges, slightly open or closed; small to medium size teeth, straight sides, absence of or slight anthocyanin coloration of veins, wrinkled leaf blade near the petiolar point, and the underside with a slight to moderate coat of flat-lying and upright hairs
-round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 234 239 178 186 244 238 235 249
Allel 2 141 238 243 186 188 248 254 257 255
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Xarello B is a fairly vigorous variety, fertile and productive and requires short pruning. It is well adapted to southern areas and drought conditions.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Xarello B is little sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
Xarello B clusters are moderate to large size and the berries are moderate size. Sugar potential is moderate. Xarello B can be used to make sparkling wine and still white wine, particularly blended.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Xarello B clone carries the number 6007.
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, 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
6007  Espagne  IFV  medium  medium  medium  
 2006  Languedoc  medium    medium  
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety