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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.
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 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 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 07
  More information regarding selection available soon.
  Chenin blanc 982 (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 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.