Abondant B
Name of the variety in France
This variety is cultivated in the east of France and was obtained by Mr. Wanner. Based on genetic analysis carried out in Montpellier, it would result from the crossbreeding of Madeleine royale and Kövidinka.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Abondant is officially listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2018
ha 21 14 3 2 0.8
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves,
- the shoots that have green-colored internodes,
- the large, entire adult leaves, with a slightly open petiole sinus with parallel edges or with slightly overlapping lobes, short teeth compared to their width at the base with convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration on veins, a blistered, slightly goffered leaf blade, folded near the petiole sinus, and on the lower side of blade a low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 225 247 178 194 246 248 216 251
Allel 2 149 238 249 184 194 252 254 247 271
Bud burst: 3 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 and a half weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Abondant is a vigorous variety, fertile when pruned short. Its early budding exposes it to spring frost.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Abondant is sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are large and the berries are medium to large. Abondant produces fairly neutral and ordinary white wines.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.