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Grape Variety: Sauvignon blanc

Variety Name Sauvignon blanc
TTB Approved Name(s) Sauvignon blanc (Fumé blanc)
Common Synonyms Fumé blanc
All Synonyms Beyaz Sauvignon, Blanc Doux, Blanc fumé, Bordeaux bianco, Champagne, Douce blanche, Feher Sauvignon, Feigentraube, Fié, Fié dans le Neuvillois, Fumé, Fumé blanc, Genetin, Gentin à Romorantin, Libornais, Melkii Sotern, Muskat Silvaner, Muskatsilvaner, Muskat Sylvaner, Painechon, Pellegrina, Petit Sauvignon, Picabon, Piccabon, Pinot Mestny Bely, Pissotta, Puinéchou, Punéchon, Rouchelin, Qunichon, Sampelgrina, Sauternes, Sauvignon fumé, Sauvignon gros, Sauvignon jaune, Sauvignon petit, Sauvignon vert, Savagnin blanc, Savagnin musqué, Savignon, Savagnou, Sciampagna, Servanien, Souternes , Sovinak, Sovinjon, Sovinon, Spergolina, Surin, Sylvaner musqué, Uva Pelegrina, Zoeld Ortlibi
Countries of Origin France
Species Vitis vinifera
References
Berry Color White
Uses Wine
Comments Sauvignon blanc is an indigenous white wine grape from the Bordeaux region of France and is one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sauvignon blanc grape produces white wines of many styles and is one of the ingredients in the famous sweet wines of Sauternes. The variety is grown in many countries throughout the world. It has been known in California as Fumé blanc.

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Sauvignon blanc Selections available from FPS

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Sauvignon blanc 01
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Château Yquem in France in the 1880's, via California vineyard (Wente Vineyards) in 1958
Treatments Heat treatment 82-1 days
Comments The plant material that became Sauvignon blanc FPS 01 came to Livermore, California in 1884 from Château d’Yquem in Bordeaux, France. Charles Wetmore was responsible for that importation and brought it to his vineyard in Livermore. The Wente family ultimately acquired the property on which the vines were grown in the Livermore Valley sometime before 1925. University of California, Davis, Professor of Viticulture & Enology Dr. Harold Olmo collected the plant material for this selection from the Wente Vineyards in Livermore in 1958. The original material underwent heat treatment therapy for 82 days at Foundation Plant Services. Sauvignon blanc FPS 01 was first planted in the FPS old foundation vineyard west of Hopkins Road in 1965. Sauvignon blanc 01 is perhaps best known as the basis of the very successful New Zealand Sauvignon blanc industry, where it is known as UCD 1.

  Sauvignon blanc 06
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Reported to be ISV-CPF-5, Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura, Conegliano, Italy
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1988 as part of the 'Winegrowers Project', which was an attempt to bring high qualify European wine varieties to the United States. The original plant material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS. After completion of testing, the selection was released as Sauvignon 03 in 1997. The name of the selection was changed to Sauvignon blanc FPS 06 in 1997.

  Sauvignon blanc 07
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source ISV-CPF-2 from the Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura, Conegliano, Italy, in 1988
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1988 as part of the 'Winegrowers Project', which was an attempt to bring high quality European wine varieties to the United States. The original plant material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS. After completion of testing, the selection was released as Sauvignon 04. The name of the selection was changed to Sauvignon blanc FPS 07 in 1998.

  Sauvignon blanc 14
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Reported to be clone 316 from France
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 as part of the Winegrowers' Project to import quality winegrape clones for the grape and wine industry. The material is reported to be French clone 316, which originated from the Gironde region of France.

  Sauvignon blanc 17 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source ISV 1, Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura, Conegliano, Italy, in 1988
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1988 from Conegliano, Italy. It is reported to be clone ISV 1. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, Sauvignon blanc 17 was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2000.

  Sauvignon blanc 18 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Reported to be clone 317 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 as part of the Winegrowers Project and is reported to be clone 317 from France, which was imported to the United States prior to the ENTAV-INRA trademark program. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS and qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2000.

  Sauvignon blanc 20 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Reported to be clone 242 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 as part of the Winegrowers Project and is 'reported to be' French clone 242. The original plant material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 1998. Sauvignon blanc 20 qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2000.

  Sauvignon blanc 21 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Reported to be clone 378 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 from France as part of the Winegrowers' Project and is reported to be French clone 378. The original material underwent tissue culture therapy at FPS and qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2000.

  Sauvignon blanc 22 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Vineyard in Oakville, California
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments Sauvignon blanc 22 came to Davis around 1990 from a very old head-trained, gnarled and neglected vine in the southwest corner of South Vineyard of the University of California, Davis, Oakville field station. Phil Freese, former Vice President of Wine Growing at Robert Mondavi Winery, encouraged Foundation Plant Services to preserve this plant material because he suspected that the vine might have been part of a very old vineyard that originated before the UC importation programs and modern Sauvignon blanc introductions. Pierre Galet looked at this vine during one of his trips to California in the 1980’s and told Freese that it was ‘true Sauvignon blanc’. At the time Galet visited California, Sauvignon vert (Muscadelle) was cultivated alongside true Sauvignon blanc, which was sometimes referred to as Savagnin musqué.

Initial testing at FPS showed that the original material for this selection was infected with leafroll virus as well as Rupestris stem pitting virus. Microshoot tip tissue culture disease elimination therapy was performed on the original material at FPS in 1996. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, Sauvignon blanc 22 was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2000. DNA testing at FPS verified the identity of the plant material as Sauvignon blanc.

  Sauvignon blanc 23 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Clone from Kendall-Jackson's Howell Mountain vineyard
Treatments None
Comments Sauvignon blanc 23 was donated to the Foundation Plant Services public collection in 1999 by Daniel Roberts at Kendall-Jackson Vineyards. The plant material originated from the Keyes vineyard section of the Howell Mountain property. The Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon blanc vines were planted in that vineyard around 1987 or 1988. Roberts said, ‘According to our winemakers, this Sauvignon was the best fruit in our program. But a large part of the quality was the soil (well drained fractured volcanic rock) and the climate (cool mountain vineyard). The earlier source is very vague….some people said Dry Creek and others said Russian River.’ FPS Grape Program Newsletter, 2002.

The original material from Kendall-Jackson did not require disease-elimination therapy to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2001.

  Sauvignon blanc 24 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source ISV-CPF-3, Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura, Conegliano, Italy
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services from Italy in 1988. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 1997 and qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2001.

  Sauvignon blanc 25 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Sauvignon 01, reported to be clone 378 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 as part of the Winegrowers' Project and is reported to be French clone 378. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 1997 and qualified for the California Registration & Certification Program in 2001. The original name given this selection on its arrival at FPS, Sauvignon 01, was changed to Sauvignon blanc 25 in 2001.

  Sauvignon blanc 26 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Heritage clone from Napa County (California) vineyard
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments Sauvignon blanc 26 was selected in 1997 out of a well-respected Napa County vineyard that was probably planted around 1945. The wines made from it are reported to be distinctive, with intense varietal character. Due to the vineyard age, it is thought that the source of this selection may be other than Sauvignon blanc FPS 01. FPS Grape Program Newsletter, 2002.

The original material initially tested positive for leafroll and corky bark virus. The selection underwent microshoot tip tissue culture disease elimination therapy at FPS in 1999. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, Sauvignon blanc 26 was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2001.

  Sauvignon blanc 26.1 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Protocol 2010 Qualifies for Protocol 2010. (This selection planted in Russell Ranch)
Source Heritage clone from Napa vineyard
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments Sauvignon blanc 26 was selected in 1997 out of a well-respected Napa County vineyard that was probably planted around 1945. The wines made from it are reported to be distinctive, with intense varietal character. Due to the vineyard age, it is thought that the source of this selection may be other than Sauvignon blanc FPS 01. Nelson-Kluk, Susan. FPS Grape Program Newsletter, 2002.

The original material initially tested positive for leafroll and corky bark virus, and the selection underwent microshoot tip tissue culture disease elimination therapy at FPS in 1999. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, Sauvignon blanc 26 was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2001. A backup vine for Sauvignon blanc 26 qualified for planting in the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard in 2011 as Sauvignon blanc 26.1.

  Sauvignon blanc 27 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Savagnin/ Sauvignon musqué, Pont-de-la-Maye, Bordeaux, France
Treatments Heat treatment 80-1 days; microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1962 from Viticoles d’Arboriculture Fruitiere, a viticulture station at Pont-de-la-Maye in the Gironde region (Bordeaux) of France. One group of cuttings was labeled with the name Savagnin musqué (USDA Plant Identification number 279503). The selection was initially given the name Savagnin musqué 01 and was planted in the old FPS foundation vineyard in 1967. The plant material did not undergo treatment at FPS and was first registered in 1974 under that original name. Savagnin musqué 01 disappeared from the registered list and was removed from the FPS foundation vineyard in 1978.

Index testing in the late 1970’s revealed a stem pitting problem, which at the time disqualified plant material from the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. The plant material for this selection thereafter underwent heat treatment for 80 days and reindexing between 1983 and 1986, after which it was renamed Savagnin musqué S1. Savagnin musqué S1 again tested positive for RSP virus in 1987 and underwent microshoot tip tissue culture disease elimination therapy. The treated material was renamed Savagnin musqué S1F and then Sauvignon musqué S1F in 1992.

In 1998-1999, Dr. Carole Meredith, Professor of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, performed a DNA analysis, comparing the variety known at FPS as Savagnin/Sauvignon musqué with Sauvignon blanc. She found that both vines shared the same DNA profile and concluded that Sauvignon musqué should be considered a form of the variety Sauvignon. FPS Grape Program Newsletter, October 1999. Based on that scientific data, the name of this selection was changed in 2001 to Sauvignon blanc 27.

  Sauvignon blanc 28 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source R3, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments Many of the finer Sauvignon blanc wines from the northeast region of Italy are made from the ‘extremely pungent and recognizable R3 clone’ of the Rauscedo vine nursery. Jancis Robinson, Oxford Companion to Wine, 2006. Sauvignon blanc clone R3 was imported for the Foundation Plant Services public collection in 1994 from the Rauscedo Nursery in Italy. The original material tested positive for virus and underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 1999. Sauvignon blanc 28 was first planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2003. Sauvignon blanc 28 qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard in 2011 as Sauvignon blanc 28.1.

  Sauvignon blanc 29 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Former University of California Foothill Experiment Station in Jackson, Amador County, California
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy from FPS 03
Comments USDA Plant Pathologist Dr. Austin Goheen collected a number of selections for Foundation Plant Services in the 1960's from a vineyard in the former Foothill Experiment Station in Jackson, Amador County, California. That Foothill vineyard was one of seven experimental vineyards established around California by UC Berkeley Professor E.W. Hilgard in the 1880's. Goheen rediscovered the overgrown and abandoned vineyard in 1963. He collected a vine which the records indicated should have been Herbemont, an American bunch grape. That vine turned out to be a Sauvignon blanc vine, which was released in 1973 after testing at FPS as Sauvignon blanc 03. Ultimately, it was determined that Sauvignon blanc 03 suffered from leafroll virus. The selection underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy in 1999. The treated material qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2003 and when it was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard.

  Sauvignon blanc 30 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Sauvignon musqué from Arroyo Seco Vineyards (Monterey County) via Larry Hyde's vineyards in the Carneros area of Napa County
Treatments None
Comments Sauvignon blanc 30 is a California field selection of a musqué-type Sauvignon blanc. The selection was donated to the Foundation Plant Services public collection in 2002 by Larry Hyde, a Carneros region grape grower well known for his collection of wine grape varieties and clones. Hyde made the selection from Sauvignon musqué plant material at Arroyo Seco in Monterey County. The vines were labeled ‘Sauvignon musqué’ in the Hyde vineyard. The original material completed testing and qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2004 as Sauvignon blanc 30. The name of the selection was changed to Sauvignon blanc at FPS because DNA analysis showed that the Hyde Sauvignon musqué matched the profile for Sauvignon blanc.

That original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2012 and qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard in 2015 as Sauvignon blanc 30.1.

  Sauvignon blanc 31 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Reported to be clone 297 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1999 from France via a nursery in Canada. The plant material is reported to be French clone 297. The selection underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 1999 and qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2006.

  Sauvignon blanc 32 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This proprietary selection from France is Sauvignon blanc Guillaume selection G1 from Pepiniere Guillaume in Charcenne, France. It was imported in 2008 and is distributed through Guillaume Grapevine Nursery and its licensees.

  Sauvignon blanc 37 Top
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  Sauvignon blanc 241 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Sauvignon blanc ENTAV-INRA ® 241 authorized clone from ENTAV in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments The agency formerly known as The Etablissement National Technique pour l’Amelioration de la Viticulture (ENTAV) was an official agency certified by the French Ministry of Agriculture and was responsible for the management and coordination of the French national clonal selection program. ENTAV recently merged with ITV France; the new entity is called the Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV). IFV continues with the responsibilities formerly administered by ENTAV, including maintenance of the French national repository of accredited clones and the ENTAV-INRA® Authorized clone trademark to protect the official French clones internationally. The trademark is a good indication that the clonal identity of a vine is correct. Trademarked importations come directly from official French source vines. IFV retains the exclusive rights to control the distribution and propagation of its trademarked materials which are only available to the public from nurseries licensed by IFV.

In the French system, clonal material is subjected to extensive testing and certification. The most important of the Sauvignon blanc clones are 108, 242, 297 and 316, which represent over 55% of the acreage planted in increase blocks. Clone 108 from the Bordeaux area is the most important clone in France; it produces aromatic and typical wines. Emphasis is now being devoted in the clonal development program to clones 905 and 906. Boursiquot describes clone 906 (also a Bordeaux clone) as having an earlier maturity, good tolerance to bunch rot, very aromatic producing full and balanced wines. The goal of the future development program is to maintain clones with the highest diversity and aromatic potential. Boursiquot, 2010.

FPS has four official French Sauvignon (blanc) clones in the foundation collection – clones 241, 376, 530 and 906. The selection numbers used to identify authorized French clones in the FPS collection equate to the same numbers used by the official trademarked clones. For example, the four official Sauvignon clones are labeled Sauvignon ENTAV-INRA® 241, 376, 530, and 906. Those clones are proprietary to IFV and are distributed in the United States through licensed nurseries.

  Sauvignon blanc 376 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Sauvignon blanc ENTAV-INRA ® 376 authorized clone from ENTAV in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments The agency formerly known as The Etablissement National Technique pour l’Amelioration de la Viticulture (ENTAV) was an official agency certified by the French Ministry of Agriculture and was responsible for the management and coordination of the French national clonal selection program. ENTAV recently merged with ITV France; the new entity is called the Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV). IFV continues with the responsibilities formerly administered by ENTAV, including maintenance of the French national repository of accredited clones and the ENTAV-INRA® Authorized clone trademark to protect the official French clones internationally. The trademark is a good indication that the clonal identity of a vine is correct. Trademarked importations come directly from official French source vines. IFV retains the exclusive rights to control the distribution and propagation of its trademarked materials which are only available to the public from nurseries licensed by IFV.

In the French system, clonal material is subjected to extensive testing and certification. The most important Sauvignon blanc clones are 108, 242, 297 and 316, which represent over 55% of the acreage planted in increase blocks. Clone 108 from the Bordeaux area is the most important clone in France; it produces aromatic and typical wines. Emphasis is now being devoted in the clonal development program to clones 905 and 906. Boursiquot describes clone 906 (also a Bordeaux clone) as having an earlier maturity, good tolerance to bunch rot, very aromatic producing full and balanced wines. The goal of the future development program is to maintain clones with the highest diversity and aromatic potential. Boursiquot, 2010.

FPS has four official French Sauvignon (blanc) clones in the foundation collection – clones 241, 376, 530 and 906. The selection numbers used to identify authorized French clones in the FPS collection equate to the same numbers used by the official trademarked clones. For example, the four official Sauvignon clones are labeled Sauvignon ENTAV-INRA® 241, 376, 530, and 906. Those clones are proprietary to IFV and are distributed in the United States through licensed nurseries.

  Sauvignon blanc 389 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source Clone Sauvignon 389 from Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This proprietary selection came to the United States in 2012 from Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo in Italy and is VCR clone Sauvignon 389. The original material qualified for the California Registration & Certification Program in 2014.

  Sauvignon blanc 530 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Sauvignon blanc ENTAV-INRA ® 530 authorized clone from ENTAV in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This proprietary selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1999 from IFV in France. The material is distributed under the official ENTAV-INRA trademark program. The French clone is Sauvignon 530, which is a purportedly earlier maturing clone from the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

  Sauvignon blanc 905 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Authorized French clone Sauvignon 905 from ENTAV-INRA in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This proprietary selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2014 from the IVF in France. The IFV manages the ENTAV-INRA trademark program for French clonal material. This selection is Sauvignon clone 905, which originated from the Gironde region of France. The original material successfully qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2016.

  Sauvignon blanc 906 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Authorized French clone Sauvignon blanc 906 from ENTAV-INRA
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2005 from IFV in France. IFV manages the ENTAV-INRA trademark program for official French clonal material. This selection is Sauvignon clone 906, which originated from the Gironde region of France. Sauvignon blanc 906 qualified for the California Registration & Certification Program in 2007.