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Grape Variety: Piquepoul blanc

Variety Name Piquepoul blanc
TTB Approved Name(s) Piquepoul blanc (Picpoul)
Common Synonyms Picpoul blanc, Picpoul, Piquepoul
All Synonyms Avello, Avillo, Extra, Feher Piquepoul, Languedocien, Picapoll, Picapolla, Picpoul, Picpoul blanc, Picpoul de Pinet, Piquepoul, Piquepoul de Pinet
Countries of Origin France
Species Vitis vinifera subsp. vinifera Linne
Berry Color White
Uses Wine
Comments The Piquepoul (Picpoul) grape is associated with the Languedoc region of southern France and has white, black and grey forms. The variety can tolerate sand. Wine has been made from the Piquepoul (Picpoul) grape since the 17th century. One notable wine made in France from Piquepoul/Picpoul blanc grapes is Picpoul de Pinet. Recent DNA analysis shows that Picapoll blanco is a distinct variety from Piquepoul/Picpoul blanc. (reference 80 - Robinson, et al., WINE GRAPES, p. 828).

Piquepoul blanc Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Piquepoul blanc 463 (proprietary)
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 Official French clone Piquepoul blanc 463 from ENTAV-INRA in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-ITV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 2010 from IFV in France for the ENTAV-INRA® clonal trademark program. The material is the authorized French clone Piquepoul blanc clone 463, which originated from Hérault, France. The original material successfully completed testing in 2013 to qualify for the FPS foundation vineyard.