Franc noir de la Haute-Saône N
Name of vine variety in France
Franc noir de la Haute-Saône
This variety is origianally from the east of  France and based on published genetic analyses, is the result of the crossbreeding of Pinot noir N and Gouais B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Franc noir de la Haute-Saône N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties"
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 2016
ha 5 0
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the shoots have red internodes,
- adult leaves are large, orbicular, whole, 3 or 5 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus with slightly overlapping lobes, lateral sinuses with a U-shaped base, short teeth compared to width at base, straight or convex sides, a jagged leaf blade, revolute, wavy between the veins near the petiolar point and the underside with a slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 225 243 176 188 238 238 216 239
Allel 2 141 232 249 186 204 246 254 227 271
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1/2 to 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Franc noir de la Haute-Saône N is an early, vigorous, fertile and constant vine variety.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Franc noir de la Haute-Saône N is rather sensitive to downy mildew. On the other hand, it is not very affected by grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are small. Franc noir de la Haute-Saône N produces satisfactory quality wine.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Franc noir de la Haute-Saône N clone carries the number 1226.
Surveys have recently been carried out in the north east of France.
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
1226  Haute-Saône  IFV        
 2015  Languedoc-Roussillon