Bourboulenc B
Name of the variety in France
Bourboulenc
Origin
This variety would appear to be originally from Provence.
Synonyms
In France, this variety can officially be called "Doucillon blanc" regarding plant material.
Legal information
In France, Bourboulenc is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Spain.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 1279 703 373 723 771 661 509
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a very high density of prostate hairs, 
- the yellow young leaves with bronze spots,
- the pentagonal adult leaves, with three lobes, a petiole sinus with very overlapping lobes and often with a tooth on the edge, an elongated central lobe, short teeth compared to their width at the base, a blistered, matte leaf blade, wavy between the veins near the petiole sinus, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect and prostate hairs, 
- the ellipsoid berries with thick skin.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 239 182 186 246 240 233 255
Allel 2 131 223 239 186 196 252 248 257 255
Phenology
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is moderately fertile. It must be pruned short and with sufficient training due to its semi-drooping bearing. Bourboulenc is well adapted to drought. Its maturation is slow and it needs to be grown in hot and well exposed areas in order to reach full maturity.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Bourboulenc is susceptible to powdery mildew but resists well against grey rot. .
Technological potentiality
The bunches are large and the berries are medium in size. Bourboulenc produces fine wines with low alcohol content and moderately intense in terms of aroma.
Clonal selection in France
The two certified Bourboulenc clones carry the numbers 541 and 1002.
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.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, 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
541 Vaucluse ENTAV 1978 Languedoc Clone not widely distributed, consistent with the characteristics of the variety.
1002 Vaucluse ENTAV 1993 Languedoc Clone not widely distributed, consistent with the characteristics of the variety.