Feunate N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety would appear to originally be from the Drôme region. Based on published genetic analyses, Feunate N probably descends from  Gouais B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Feunate N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties"
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2016
ha 68 57 6 2 0.1
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a heavy coatof flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the shoots have red internodes,
- adult leaves are whole, 3 or 5 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus and overlapping lobes, shallow lateral sinuses with a U-shaped base, long teeth with straight sides, slight anthocyanin pigmentation of veins, flat lea blade and upturned on edges and the underside with a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 236 239 176 188 244 238 245 249
Allel 2 141 238 243 178 196 256 254 247 271
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Feunate N is vigorous, fertile and productive and grows upright and must be short pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Feunate N displays no particular sensitivity to downy and powdery mildew, but appears somewhat sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate to large and the berries are large. Feunate N produces colorful wines which are relatively acid with low alcohol level.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Feunate N clone carries the number 1225.
Surveys have recently been carried out in vineyards in the Drôme 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.
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
1225  Drôme  IFV        
 2015  Languedoc-Roussillon