Béquignol N
Name of vine variety in France
Béquignol
Origin
Béquignol N is originally from the south west of France.
Synonymy
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
Regulations
In France, Bequignol N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 223 117 140 118 1 1 0
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a very thick coat of flat-lying hairs, 
- adult leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are whole, 3 or 5-lobed with an open or slightly open petiolar sinus and oftentimes has a tooth on the edge; moderate to long teeth compared to width at base with convex sides, moderate anthocyanin pigmentation, twisted leaf blade, bubbled and the underside with a slight to moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs, 
- short elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 137 234 239 172 188 246 238 235 239
Allel 2 149 236 257 186 194 248 248 243 273
Phenology
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Béquignol N is a vigorous variety and is fertile when long pruned. It is well adapted to drought conditions.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Béquignol N is sensitive to mites. On the other hand, iit is not very affected by grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate size and the berries are small. Béquignol N produces ordinary wines, slight, not so tannic to be consumed.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Bequignol N clone carries the number 1224.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
New
1224  Hérault  IFV - INRA        
 2015  Languedoc-Roussillon