Gouget N
Name of vine variety in France
Gouget
Origin
This variety was originally from the center of France, seemingly from the region of Montluçon. Based on published genetic analyses, Gouget N is probably a descendant of Gouais B.
Synonymy
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
Regulations
In France, Gouget N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties"
Use
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 739 518 13 4 16 13 8.5
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a slight coatof flat-lying hairs      
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are whole or with 3 lobes, with an open V-shaped petiolar sinus, absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, an upturned leaf blade and the underside with a moderate coat of upright hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 194 238 238 227 251
Allel 2 149 232 257 191 196 252 248 233 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This vine variety is vigorous, grows upright and is generally long pruned. Fruit production is good after spring frost.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Gouget N is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are small. This variety produces relatively acid, low alcholic level, not very colored and not very tannic wine.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.
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.