Corbeau N
Name of vine variety in France
Corbeau
Origin
This variety is originally from the Savoie.
Synonymy
In France, this variety can officially be called "Douce noire N" with regard to plant propagating material.
Regulations
In France, Corbeau N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 2016
ha 962 576 55 2.6
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot is densely covered with flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- shoot with ribbed surface, - heart shaped or pentagonal shaped adult leaves, 3 or 5 lobed, with an open U-shaped petiolar sinus, small to medium size teeth, convex sides, low anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, the leaf blade is flat or slightly involute, finely bubbled, and the underside sparsely covered with flat-lying and upright hairs,
- round or slightly ellipitical shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 149 225 249 186 194 252 248 227 239
Allel 2 149 236 262 186 200 260 262 243 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Corbeau N is fairly vigorous and can be trellised and long pruned. The shoots grow semi-erect.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Corbeau N is not very susceptible to powdery mildew and grey rot. It is however more susceptible to downy mildew and anthracnosis.
Technological potential
Corbeau N grape clusters are small to moderate size and the berries are moderate size. This grape variety is used to produce wines which are not very acid, not very tannic, but well colored and pleasant tasting. Sugar potential is low to moderate.
Clonal selection in France
There is no existing clone for this variety at the present time.
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.