Len de l'El B
Name of the variety in France
Len de l'El
Origin
This variety is origianlly from the Gaillac region.
Synonyms
In France, this variety can be officially called "Loin de l’Œil" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Len de L'El 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
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 112 137 472 598 747 708 638
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot hwith a high density of prostate hairs,
- the shoots with long internodes,
- the adult leaves with five, seven or nine lobes, a U-shaped petiole sinus, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute and twisted leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 247 182 188 250 238 233 239
Allel 2 137 236 257 188 188 252 248 247 255
Phenology
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is quite vigorous and productive, whose name (literally "far from the eye", eye refferring to the vine bud) comes from the fairly high average rank of the first inflorescence on the shoot (on average at the 6th node) or from the long cluster peduncle.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Len de l'El is susceptible to grey rot and mites.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are large and the berries medium in size. This variety produces dry, fine, fragrant but not very acidic wines. When over ripe, Len de l'El produces concentrated sweet wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Len de l'El clone carries the number 733. A conservatory of almost 90 clones was planted in the wine-growing region of Gaillac (French department of Tarn) in 1998.
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
733 Tarn ENTAV 1981 Tarn Clone consistent with the characteristics of the variety.