What is a Chardonnay clone?

According to recent DNA studies it is a cross between Pinot and Gouais blanc. In Burgundy, he is still responsible for the great white Burgundies today.

How many clones of Chardonnay are there?

The thirty-one certified Chardonnay clones carry the numbers 75, 76, 77, 78, 95, 96, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 124, 125, 128, 130, 131, 132, 277, 352, 414, 415, 548, 549, 809, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1145, 1146 and 1147.

How many clones of Chardonnay are in France alone?

There are now 34 Chardonnay clones officially certified by ENTAV-INRA™, with the most popular being 96, 76, 95, 277 and 548. Clone 809 is a popular French clone of the musqué type.

What is the Wente Clone?

The Wente clone is budwood that is used to plant Chardonnay at many California vineyards. Clones taken from the certified vines are known as “Wente” or “heat-treated Wente,” and clones taken from vines before certification are known as “Old Wente.”

What is a wine clone?

A grape clone is a cutting taken from an existing grape vine that’s grafted onto rootstock. The vine is chosen due to specific traits a grower wants to reproduce like increased disease resistance or fruit quality.

How many pinot noir clones are there?

1,000 different clones
Over its many years, Pinot Noir has been known to mutate, which has led in part to the numerous clones of the grape. Today, there are around 1,000 different clones of Pinot Noir in the world, although not all are commercially relevant.

How much is the Wente family worth?

Wente Bros. has 260 total employees across all of its locations and generates $92.48 million in sales (USD). (Sales figure is modelled). There are 6 companies in the Wente Bros. corporate family.

Who owns Wente?

Meet Karl Wente, a fifth generation winegrower and winemaker at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA. As an owner of the country’s oldest family-owned winery, Karl is proud of the legacy his family started and appreciates the opportunity to make a living doing what he loves.

What is clone 777 wine?

“777” is one of the so-called “Dijon” clones. Originally from Morey St. Denis in the Cote d’Or, it is at the heart of some of Burgundy’s greatest reds. This clone’s typically smaller grape size and bunch weights make for intensity in both the fruit flavors and aromatics.

What is clone grape?

A clone (from the Greek word for twig) is a genetically distinct sub-type of a grape variety created by taking cuttings from an original mother vine with desirable characteristics and propagating new, identical vines.

What is the Pommard clone?

Pommard Clone is a barrel selection of our most intriguing Estate grown Pommard clone Pinot Noir. The Pommard clone represents all that is inherently beautiful in Pinot Noir. It is grown on all types of soils and is unique in its ability to reflect vineyard specific splendor, nuances and vintage conditions.

What is a Dijon clone?

Dijon Clones is a blend of Pinot Noir clones representing a collage of vineyard blocks. As with all of our blocks of Pinot Noir, these vines are individually hand harvested at their peak of flavor maturity and intensity. The individual blocks were fermented with whole clusters and indigenous yeast from the vineyard.

Where does Wente Chardonnay come from?

The Wente family speculate that this old clone came from their vineyard originally and, according to them, ‘Ernest Wente acquired Chardonnay from the Theodore Gier Vineyard in 1908, and planted it in his father’s vineyard at the Wente Estate. That was supplement by an additional importation from the F Richter nursery in Montpellier in 1912.

What is the history of Chardonnay 548?

Chardonnay 548 came to Foundation Plant Services in 1997. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, Chardonnay 548 was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 1999. Laurent Audeguin of ENTAV summarized the performance of the three FPS registered selections.

What is the origin of Chardonnay 17?

Chardonnay 17 came to Foundation Plant Services in 1982 from the Robert Young Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Its original source vines have often been referred to as “the Robert Young clone”, which was planted with budwood brought from the Wente vineyard in Livermore in the 1960’s.

What is the origin of Chardonnay 02A?

Oral tradition within the Wente family maintains that Chardonnay 02A originated from vineyard selection efforts by the Wentes. Wente Vineyards planted the Chardonnay 02A wood in a production block in Monterey County. The wood became very popular with Wente customers, who refer to this selection as the ‘old Wente clone’ or ‘Wente clone’.