Alfonso Lavallée Grapevines

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Variety: Alphonse Lavallée Grapevine

Name of vine variety in France

Alphonse Lavallée

Origin

This vine variety of unknown origin was developed starting from the second half of the 19th century.

Synonymy

No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety. 

In the European Union, Alphonse Lavallée N can officially be designated by other names: Alphonse-Lavalle (Austria), Alfons lavele (Bulgaria) and Alfonso Lavallee (Spain).

Regulations

In France, Alphonse Lavallée N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Use

Wine and table grape variety

Phenology

Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas

Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production

  • This vigorous, productive variety is horizontal or drooping and is generally managed with short pruning.
  • It can however be trained and managed with long pruning.
  • Alphonse Lavallée N is essentially used for the production of table grapes.

Sensitivity to diseases and pests

Alphonse Lavallée N is fairly susceptible to powdery mildew and leaf spot. In the absence of problems with berry splitting, Alphonse Lavallée N clusters are not very susceptible to grey rot since they are loose.

Technological potential

  • The clusters are medium to large and the berries are very large.
  • The skin is thick, crispy.
  • The pulp is firm and juicy.
  • When cultivated as table grapes, this weak aromatic variety is suited for conservation and travels well.
  • When made into wine, Alphonse Lavallée N makes common and ordinary wine, moderate color, medium alcohol content and is just slightly acidic. 

Clonal selection in France

The 4 approved Alphonse Lavallée N clones carry the numbers 319, 797, 798 and 857. These different clones are mainly used for the production of table grapes.

Source: PlantGrape

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