here are a number of different varietal strains known as Madeleine Angevine. The original being of Loire Valley origin and a cross of two grapes called Madeleine Royale and Précoce de Malingre.
The variety grown in England, to give its full name, is known as Madeleine x Angevine 7672. Apparently a freely pollinated seedling of the original Madeleine Angevine. This variant first reached England in the late 1950’s where it can grow particularly well, even in regions and on sites that are less favourable.