Petit Meslier is a very early ripening white wine grape from France. It has a very short growing season with low yield potential. Vitis vinifera, the selected clone for data analysis was Petit Meslier Best's #16. The prime name of this variety is Meslier Petit. Small quantities are grown for commercial wine production in Australia. Literature indicates it is an ancient and almost extinct variety cultivated in Champagne. Produces sparkling wines which are fruity, with green leaf characteristics and powerful aromas.
Bud Burst Days (July 1=0): Medium 79.00
Flowering Days (July 1=0): Late 116.00
Veraison Rating: Medium 182.00
Harvest 22 Brix Days (July 1=0): Very Early 204.00
Seasonality (days): Very Short 122.00
Leaf Area Index (m2/m2): 1.85
Bunches Per Shoot: 1.50
Yield Potential: Low
Berry Weight (g): 1.13
Total Soluble Solids (° Brix): 22.30
Titratable Acidity (g/L): Very High 6.14
Tartaric Acid (g/L): 6.33
Malic Acid (g/L): 3.10
Tartrate Malate Acid Ratio: High 2.04
Anthocyanins (mg/g): Unknown .
Phenolics (au): .
Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (mg/)L: 335
Potassium (mg/)L: 1,050.00