César N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is grown in the Yonne region.
In France, César N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine varety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 7 2 6 8 10 10
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy cat of flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves have bronze patches,
- the shoot has interldes which are red with a ribbed surface,
- adult leaves are 5 or 7 lobed with a petiolar sins with overlapping lobe, deep lateral sinuses, upturned leaf blade, bubbled and the underside with a moderate to heavy coat of upright hairs and a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 225 243 182 192 240 248 216 263
Allel 2 149 225 253 191 194 252 254 259 271
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
César N is vigorous and must be trained. In the spring, the shoots are very wind sensitive.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
César N is fairly sensitive to downy and powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small and the berries are moderate in size. César N produces fruity wines (red currant aromas, cherry), tannic and with ageing capacity. .
Clonal selection in France
The only approved César N clone carries the number 1102, derived from surveys carried out in the Yonne region.
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
1102  Yonne  ENTAV        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics