Folignan B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1964 by INRA by crossbreeding Ugni blanc and Folle blanche.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Folignan is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine and spirits grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 75
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the yellow or green young leaves are yellow or green,
- the circular adult leaves, with five lobes, moderate to deep round-shaped lateral sinuses, a closed petiole sinus with overlapping lobes, medium teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides or with one side concave and one side convex, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted moderately to strongly blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the lead, no erect hairs and a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 178 196 244 240 245 271
Allel 2 149 232 253 180 200 246 248 247 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half to 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Folignan has moderate to strong vigor with a semi-erect to horizontal bearing.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Folignan is moderately susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The Folignan's bunches and berries are medium in size. This variety gives wines that can be used to produce very good quality spirits. The musts can also be used to produce quality mistelles.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Folignan clone carries the number 1053.
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.
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
1053    INRA