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Grape Variety: Chenin blanc

Variety Name Chenin blanc
TTB Approved Name(s) Chenin blanc
All Synonyms Anjou, Blanc d'Aunis, Capbreton blanc, Confort, Coue Fort, Cruchinet, Cugnette, Feher Chenin, Franc blanc, Franche, Gout Fort, Luarskoe, Pineau, Pineau d' Anjou, Pineau de Briollay, Pineau de la Loire, Pineau de Savennieres, Pineau gros, Pineau gros de Vouvray, Pineau Nantais,Plant de Breze, Plant de Salces, Plant de Salles, Plant du Clair de Lune, Quefort, Rajoulin, Rouchalin, Rougelin, Steen, Stein, Tete de Crabe, Vaalblaar Stein, Verdurant
Countries of Origin France
Species Vitis vinifera
Pedigree 6-DNA analysis in 1999 (in Austria) suggests possible parent/progeny relationship with Sauvignon blanc; see reference 70 for parentage Sauvignon x Rot Traminer
References
Berry Color White
Uses Wine

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Chenin blanc Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Chenin 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.
  Available from FPS
Source Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services before 1956 from location K125v2 in the vineyard of the Department of Viticulture & Enology on the UC Davis campus. Chenin blanc 01 received no treatment and successfully completed basic index testing in 1956, after which it was incorporated into the foundation grapevine collection. Chenin blanc 01 first appeared on the list of registered vines in 1956.

  Chenin blanc 01.1
Source Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services before 1956 from location K125v2 in the vineyard of the Department of Viticulture & Enology on the UC Davis campus. Chenin blanc 01 received no treatment and successfully completed basic index testing in 1956, after which it was incorporated into the foundation grapevine collection. Chenin blanc 01 first appeared on the list of registered vines in 1956. Chenin blanc 01 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy in 2011 for purposes of qualifying for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard. The treated material successfully completed testing in 2013 and will be planted in the Russell Ranch vineyard as Chenin blanc 01.1.

  Chenin blanc 02.1
Source Chenin blanc FPS 01
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy (heat treatment 73 days in 1965)
Comments Chenin blanc 01 came to Foundation Plant Services before 1956 and was incorporated into the foundation grapevine collection after completion of index testing. Three separate cuttings were taken from Chenin blanc 01 in the early 1960's and were subjected to different heat treatment periods. The resulting plants were indexed and planted in the foundation vineyard in 1965: Chenin blanc 02 (73 days heat treatment); Chenin blanc 03 (98 days HT); and Chenin blanc 04 (116 days HT). These three selections were referred to collectively at FPS as 'Superclone #110'. The Chenin blanc 02 vines suffered from virus and were eventually removed from the foundation vineyard. The original material for Chenin blanc 02 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2014 and has qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2016 as Chenin blanc 02.1.

  Chenin blanc 05.1
Source Martini vineyard, Sonoma County, California
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in the early 1960's from the Martini Vineyard in Sonoma County. The selection was initially qualified for the foundation vineyard in 1965. The Chenin blanc 05 vines suffered from virus and were removed from the foundation vineyard in the 1990's. The original material for Chenin blanc 05 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2014 and qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where the treated selection was planted in 2016 as Chenin blanc 05.1. A note in the file for this selection at Foundation Plant Services indicates that this selection may exhibit fruit rot.

  Chenin blanc 06 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.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard, via Duarte Nursery, Hughson, CA
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services public collection in 2010 from Duarte Nursery in Hughson, California. The selection originated from a California vineyard, and, according to Duarte staff, produces 'good fruit and doesn't rot'. Chenin blanc 06 successfully completed disease testing in 2012 and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard. Chenin blanc 06 has undergone microshoot tip tissue culture therapy to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard (see Chenin blanc 06.1).

  Chenin blanc 06.1 Top
Source California vineyard via Duarte Nursery, Hughson, California
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services public grapevine collection in 2010 from Duarte Nursery in Hughson, California. The selection originated from a California vineyard, and, according to Duarte staff, produces 'good fruit and doesn't rot'. Chenin blanc 06 successfully completed disease testing in 2012 and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard. A vine created using microshoot tip tissue culture therapy from Chenin blanc 06 was created and successfully completed testing to qualify it for planting at the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard as Chenin blanc 06.1.

  Chenin blanc 07 Top
  More information regarding selection available soon.
  Chenin blanc 982 (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.
  Available from FPS
Source French clone Chenin blanc 982, ENTAV
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 2004 from ENTAV in France as part of the French clonal program. Chenin blanc clone 982 originated from the Maine-et-Loire department in west-central France, in the Pays de la Loire region. The original material successfully completed testing at FPS in 2006 and qualified for the California Registration & Certification Program. This selection has qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard - see entry for Chenin blanc 982.1.

  Chenin blanc 982.1 (proprietary) Top
Source French clone Chenin blanc 982, ENTAV
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2004 from ENTAV in France as part of the French clonal program. Chenin blanc clone 982 originated from the Maine-et-Loire department in west-central France, in the Pays de la Loire region. The original material qualified for the California Registration & Certification Program in 2006. Chenin blanc 982 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2014 and qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard where it was planted in 2016 as Chenin blanc 982.1.