Winegrowers Supplies - Vine variety information
Cabernet Blanc(originally known as VB 91-26-1)
Mother: Cabernet Sauvignon
Father: Resistenzpartner (not known exactly)
A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.
Year of breeding: 1991
Country of origin: Switzerland
Breeder/License holder: Valentin Blattner, at Soyhières in Jura
Number of clones:
Area planted in England: none
Wine Character - colour: white
- bouquet: fragrant aromas similar to Sauvignon Blanc
- palate: between Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc
"a real alternative to Sauvignon Blanc"
Time of bud-burst:
Strength of growth: strong, upright
Growth of side-shoots:
Flowering strength: sensitive, always has millerandage (hens and chickens) which results in some unfertilised berries and hence very loose bunches
Leaf: - size:
- surface undulation: - petiolar sinus:
thinner than average
Grape bunch: - size:
- density: very loose
Berries: - size: small - shape: round
- skin colour: green
Time of veraison:
Time of harvest: very late, thick skinned berries can hang on the vine for a very long time
Winter hardiness: high
Resistance against: - Oidium: high - Peronospora: high
- Botrytis: very high - Roter Brenner:
- Phomopsis - Stem-atrophy:
Normal stem height:
Normal row spacing:
Vine spacing in the row:
Winter Pruning: eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.
Advantages: very high quality wine, for very late harvest. High resistance against mildews.
Disadvantages: very late ripening, in England it needs to be in a polytunnel or greenhouse.