Brun Fourca N
Name of vine variety in France
Brun Fourca
Brun Fourca N is an originally Provencal variety.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Brun Fourca N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
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Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot have a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves have bronze patches,
- adult leaves are orbicular shaped with 5 lobes and deep lateral sinuses, a closed petilar sinus with very overlapping lobes; moderate size teeth with straight sides, an absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, dark green leaf blades, finely bubbled, cupped and the underside with an absence of flat-lying hairs and a moderate to heavy coat of upright hairs, 
- berries are short elliptical shaped with significant bloom intact.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 243 176 188 256 238 235 239
Allel 2 131 236 249 191 204 258 240 257 239
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Brun Fourca N displays moderate vigor and grows semi-upright. The berries tend to shatter when ripe.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Brun Fourca N is susceptible to grey rot and very susceptible to powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Brun Fourca N grape clusters are small but the berries are very large. Sugar potential is moderate and this vine variety produces moderately colored wine with a certain degree of acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Brun Fourca N clone carries the number 1165.
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.
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
1165  Hérault  INRA - IFV        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety