Aranel B
Name of the variety in France
Aranel
Origin
This variety was obtained in 1961 by INRA by crossbreeding Grenache gris with Saint-Pierre doré.
Synonyms
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Aranel is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2000 2008 2018
ha 5 5 19
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves,
- the adult leaves with three or five lobes, a closed petiole sinus with often a tooth on the edge, short to medium teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, a blistered, twisted leaf blade and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to very low density of prostate hairs, 
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 141 223 239 176 188 238 240 233 239
Allel 2 143 225 239 191 196 258 254 243 255
Phenology
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is fairly fertile and has an erect bearing. It can be pruned short and gobelet trained.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Aranel is very little sensisitve to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
Aranel's bunches are large while the berries are small to very small. Sugar and acid potential of this variety are high. It produces wines with a good balance between alcohol and acidity. The aromatic potential of this variety is interesting. When over-matured, these grapes can be used to make sweet wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Aranel clone carries the number 879.
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 - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
Description of clones certified in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technological data Autres informations
Clone no. Marque Origin Selection Year of
certification
Agronomic
references
Surface area used
for propagation (year)
Fertility Production
level
Bunch
weight
Vigor Berry
size
Susceptibility
to grey rot
Sugar
level
Color
potential
Titrable
acidity
Tannic
structure
Aromatic
intensity
Oenological
suitability
New General
note
Agro-tecnic
note
Note
agronomique
Agronomic
note
Links
879 INRA 1987 1.50 ha