Colobel N
Name of the variety in France
Colobel (an interspecific hybrid) would come from the crossbreeding of 6150 Seibel and Plantet (5455 Seibel).
In France, this variety can officially be called "8357 Seibel" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Colobel 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 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 1269 925 105 46 11 6.6
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves with reddish spots,
- the entire circular adult leaves, with a slightly open V-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with straight sides, an involute, shiny, blistered, slightly goffered near the petiole sinus leaf blade which reddens in autumn, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries, and the pulp slighty colored.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 182 178 252 240 235 249
Allel 2 131 223 251 188 188 260 248 259 271
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Colobel has a moderate vigor and an erect to semi-erect bearing. It can be managed by long pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Colobel is not very affected by downy mildew but is susceptibe to anthracnose and should preferably be grafted.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are medium in size, compact and the berries are also medium in size. Colobel produces fairly colored wines of very mediocre quality, with the presence of diglucosid anthocyanins.
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.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 1. P. Galet, 1988, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier, France.