Friday, February 20, 2015

Chardonnay 1066

Chardonnay Clone 1066 
Very low production with loose clusters and prone to millerandage, not widely distributed.

It is of exceptional richness in sugar.
Rich and full on the palate, it is suitable for vinification and aging in barrels.

Very early maturity, it must only be cultivated in order to be harvested for “fin” wines.

Limit to only 10-15% in Grand crus

(ENTAV - small and highly millerandage clusters. Earlier clone, popular for its low production, superior sugar content and quality of wines produced. To be used for high value-added production because of its low yield.)


Tempranillo clone 776
Average to lower production, wine typical of the cultivar


Origin: Italy

This is a fairly productive and vigorous variety that must be spur pruned. A trellis is best to maintain the vegetation.This southern variety is well adapted to hot and dry areas and infertile soils.

The bunches and berries are large. Vermentino B produce wines with a beautiful pale color. These fine wines are balanced and full bodied with an interesting aromatic richness (floral aromas of hawthorn, pear, ...) even though they may lack acidity.

Production   - Good and constant (3 – 4 kg/vine)
Vigor           - Strong , sensitive to wind
Acid            - sometimes lack acidity
Ripens         - Ripens late mid season
Bunch          - Average to large, loose (180 – 300 gram)
Berries        - average size, rosy at full ripeness (2 – 2.8 gram)

856:  yield level: low to medium,  sugar content: medium to high


Mourvèdre clone 450

Average production, less vigour, wine typical of the cultivar


This variety was bred by INRA in 1956. According to genetic analysis in Montpellier, it is derived from a cross between Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ampelographic description:

- average density of prostrate hairs on shoot tip,
- bronze young leaves,
- Adults leaves five-lobed, and lower face, a limb with an average density of prostrate hairs high,
-  berries round with herbaceous flavor.


Bud period: 13 days after Chasselas.

Maturity Period: 3 and a half weeks to 4 weeks after Chasselas.

This variety has a very late bud break and is good for machine harvest.
Average vigour and regular production.

Susceptibility to disease and pests
Arinarnoa is resistant to gray rot (loose clusters and thick skins) and keeps well on the vine.

Wine potential
Large bunches with average berries size.
The wine has good structure, tannins and colour with complex and persistent aromas.