Select B
Name of the variety in France
This variety was obtained by J-L.Vidal in Charente and results from the crossbreeding of Ugni blanc and Jurançon blanc.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Select is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Romania.
Wine and spirits grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 5 7 6 1.3
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the young leaves with bronze spots,
- the circular, dark green adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, deep lateral sinuses, a slightly open petiole sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 186 244 240 247 271
Allel 2 149 229 249 178 194 252 248 267 271
Bud burst: 23 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks to 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Select is a variety with late budburst which is not susceptible to spring frosts. It is moderately vigorous and must be pruned long.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Select is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are large and the berries are medium in size. Select produces average quality wines, which can be distilled to produce good quality spirits.
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.