Gamay de Bouze N
Name of vine variety in France
Gamay de Bouze
This variety is result of a mutation of  Gamay N.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Gamay de Bouze N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
This variety is also listed in the Catalogue of Bulgarie.
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1998 2008 2016
ha 77 54 385 310 132
* : see Gamay Fréaux
Identification signs include:
- slightly bronze young leaves,
- the skin of the berries is practically green up until the ripening period and a colored pulp at maturity.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 232 239 178 194 244 238 216 239
Allel 2 135 236 249 186 204 246 238 245 271
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
The potential of this vine variety are close to those of other types of coloring Gamay varieties or Gamay N.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Gamay de Bouze N behavior toward diseases and pests is similar to  Gamay N.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small and the berries are small to moderate size. The wines produced are colorful (less than Gamay Fréaux N but much more than Gamay N). they are less fruity than wines produced from Gamay N.
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Gamay de Bouze N clones carry the numbers 223 and 431. A conservatory with 30 or so clones was set up in 2006 in the vienyards in the Rhône 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
223  Non précisée  ENTAV        
 1973  Val-de-Loire        
 0.73 ha        distinctive wines of the vine variety
431  Non précisée  ENTAV  high  high  medium  higher
 1976  Bordelais
 medium  medium  medium to high  high
 0.08 ha  medium  medium to high    fruity, structured and colorful wines
The above-mentioned results have been given in comparison with the average of Gamay N clones. Compared to this reference, the anthocyanin contents are twice as great and the total polyphenol index is 20% higher.