Madeleine Céline B
Name of the variety in France
Madeleine Céline
This table grape variety was obtained by P. Giraud in 1880 in Marseille. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, Madeleine Céline would be the result of the crossbreeding between Madeleine angevine and Précoce de Malingre.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Madeleine Céline is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2008 2018
ha 7 ND
Surfaces of all Madeleines, except Madeleine royale.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots and no or a very low density of prostate hairs,
- the shoots with red or red-striped internodes,
- the small to medium adult leaves, with five, seven or nine lobes, deep or very deep open lateral sinuses, an open U- or brace-shaped petiole sinus, small teeth, moderately long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no or a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a blistered, flat sometimes revolute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 225 239 176 194 246 254 216 239
Allel 2 135 238 247 178 204 260 254 233 271
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: very early season, 2 weeks before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madeleine Céline is moderately vigorous, with an erect bearing and can be pruned short.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Madeleine Céline is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are medium in size and moderately compact. The berries are also medium in size, simple-flavored, with a not very thick skin and a juicy pulp.
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 - 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.