Caladoc N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1958 by INRA by crossbreeding Grenache N and Cot N.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France.Caladoc N may be officially designated as "Caladok" in Bulgaria.
In France, Caladoc N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of the European Union member states including: Bulgaria and Portugal
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 64 914 2258 4646
Identification signs include:
- the tips of young shoots are moderately covered with flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are green,
- herbaceous shoots with green colored internodes,
- Three-lobed adult leaves with an open U-shaped petiolar sinus, small teeth, long compared to the width at the base and the straight sides with no anthocynanin pigmentation of the veins, slightly wavy leafblades and the underside sparsely covered with flat-lying hairs
- berries are slightly elliptical shaped with particular spots (punctuations) on the bloom.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 143 223 239 188 188 258 240 233 239
Allel 2 149 236 239 191 188 260 248 243 251
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks to 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Caladoc N is moderately vigorous. It can be short-pruned and trained in gobelet. The production is steady and it is not susceptible to shot berries.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Caladoc N has good resistance to grey rot and is slightly susceptible to powdery mildew. 
Technological potential
The grape clusters are large and the berries are medium size. This variety produces very full-bodied wine with intense color and an interesting tannic structure (tannins are rather supple, with no bitterness yet very present). Caladoc N can likewise be used to make fruity and balanced rosé wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Caladoc N clone carries the number 724
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, 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
724    INRA        
 1982  Languedoc, Provence        
 16.21 ha