Bachet N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from the north east of France (Aube) based on published genetic analyses and was derived from the crossbreeding of Gouais B and Pinot.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Bachet N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1979 1988 2016
ha 1 4 1 0
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a very heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the shoot has red striped internodes,
- adult leaves are whole with an open V or U-shaped petiolar sinus, moderate teeth with straight sides, moderate anthocyanin pigmentation, involute leaf blade, sometimes slightly upturned on the edges, finely bubbled and the underside with a sparse to moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 232 243 176 188 238 248 227 271
Allel 2 149 236 249 186 204 246 254 235 271
Bud burst: 3 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1 to 1 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety has good vigor and is fairly productive. It appears to resist well against winter freeze. On the other hand, it is sensitive to chlorosis and has a potential to being affected by drought and root asphyxia. 
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Bachet N is susceptible to the main diseases: downy mildew, powdery mildew, grey rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters and berries are small. Bachet N produces fairly common wine, relatively alcoholic and acid with herbaceous character.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.
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.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.