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Grape Variety: Folle blanche

Variety Name Folle blanche
TTB Approved Name(s) Folle blanche
All Synonyms Amounédat, Bouillon, Burageat, Camobraque, Chalosse blanche, Chalot, Dame blanche, Damery, Engreat blanc, Enrachat, Enrage, Enragead, Enrageat, Enrageat blanc, Enragé, Feher Folle, Fol, Fol Belyi, Fou, Fuetterer, Grais Bouillon, Gros Meslier, Gros Plant, Grosse Chalosse, Hivernage, Mendic, Mendik, Mondik, Petit verjus, Pic Pouille blanc, Picpoul, Picpoule, Picpout, Picquepouille, Piquepoul, Piquepoul blanc, Piquepout, Plant de Dame, Plant de Madame, Rebauche, Rochelle blanc, Rochelle blanche, Rochelle vert, Roumain, Talosse, Ugne blanche
Countries of Origin France
Species Vitis vinifera
Pedigree Shares half of its alleles with Gouais blanc (Heunisch weiss)
Berry Color White
Uses Wine
Comments Traditional grape from western France (Cognac, Armagnac). Although this grape was also known as Picpoule (Piquepoul, Picpoul), it is not related to the Piquepoul/Picpoul of Languedoc.

Folle blanche PhotosClick photo to enlarge


Folle blanche Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Folle blanche 04
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.
Source Folle blanche FPS 03 (Oakville)
Treatments Heat treatment 126 days; microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services around 1964 from Oakville, California (vineyard location 11 v41). The original material underwent heat treatment for 126 days in 1965 and was planted in the old foundation vineyard as Folle blanche FPS 03. Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy was performed on Folle blanche 03 in 1999, and the resulting plant material was installed in the Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2003 as Folle blanche FPS 04.