Ganson N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety was obtained in 1958 by INRA by crossbreeding Grenache N and Jurançon N.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Ganson N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 30 12 6 4.9
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a moderate coatof flat-lying hairs
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- herbaceous shoots with red striated internodes,
- adult leaves are orbicular, 3 or 5 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus or with overlapping lobes, shallow lateral sinuses, small teeth, shoty to moderate size with straight sides, absence of anthocyanin pigmentation of veins and the underside with a slight to moderate coat of upright hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 223 239 188 188 258 248 243 239
Allel 2 149 236 243 191 196 260 254 245 239
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is fairly early and grows upright. It is sufficiently fertile to be short pruned and trained in gobelet. Steady production.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Ganson N is not very sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are large. Ganson N produces fine wines which are not very colored and not very typical.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Ganson N clone carries the number 534.
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
534    INRA        
 1976  Languedoc