Gamay de Chaudenay N
Name of vine variety in France
Gamay de Chaudenay
This vine variety comes from a mutation of Gamay de Bouze N.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Gamay de Chaudenay N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1998 2008 2016
ha 119 92 375 247 103
* : see Gamay Fréaux
Identification signs include:
- young leaves are bronze colored,
- the skin color of the berries is grey before ripening and the pulp is colored when maturity is reached.
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
This variety is not very vigorous but displays a steady production. Its potential is close to Gamay N.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
The behavior of Gamay de Chaudenay N with regard to diseases and pests is comparable to Gamay N.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small and the berries are small to moderate in size. The wines produces are colored (less than Gamay Fréaux N but more than Gamay de Bouze N) and less fruity than wines made from Gamay N.
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Gamay de Chaudenay N clones carry the numbers 567 and 568. A conservatory of 30 or so clones was set up in  2006 in the vineyards 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
567  Val-de-Loire  ENTAV  high  high  low to medium  higher
 1978  Beaujolais  medium to high  medium  medium  high
   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 40% higher
568  Val-de-Loire  ENTAV  high  high  low to medium  
 1978  Beaujolais  medium to high  medium  medium  
   medium  medium to high    distinctive wines of the vine variety
The above-mentioned results have been given in comparison with the average of Gamay N clones.