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Sauvignon Blanc

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Country of origin: a very old variety
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Number of clones: 20 authorised in France.

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Sauvignon Blanc clones: information from France:-

Clone 242 (ENTAV, certified 1973):-

Medium-high fertility, medium bunch weight, medium berry size, medium-high yield, vigorous growth, average susceptibility to grey rot, medium-high sugar level,
low-medium acidity, high aromatic intensity. Well balanced wines, true to the variety.


Clone 376 (ENTAV, certified 1975):-

Medium fertility, medium bunch weight, medium berry size, medium yield, medium strength of growth, average susceptibility to grey rot, medium sugar level,
medium-high acidity, medium aromatic intensity. Wines true to the variety.


Clone 530 (INRA, certified 1976):-

Low-medium fertility, low-medium bunch weight, medium berry size, low-medium yield, low strength of growth, high susceptibility to grey rot, high sugar level,
medium acidity, high aromatic intensity. Wines are aromatic and ample, sometimes heavy.

French experts say that it is between 3 and 10 days earlier than the average clone, due to it's high sugar content; achieved mainly because of the comparatively low yield. The aroma develops at the same rate as other clones.


Clone 905 (INRA, certified 1987):-

Medium fertility, medium bunch weight, low-medium berry size, medium yield, medium strength of growth, low to average susceptibility to grey rot, medium-high sugar level,
medium acidity, medium aromatic intensity. Wines are aromatic, rounded and true to the variety.

 


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Time of harvest: about the same time as Pinot blanc or a little after.

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Winter Pruning:       eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.   

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