Grassen N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is originally from the Alpes-Maritimes.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Grassenc N" for plant multiplication matter.
In France, Grassen N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2016
ha 25 15 2 1 0.5
Identificationsigns include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a very heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are yellow,
- adult leaves are orbicular and whole or with 3 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus with overlapping lobes, moderate size teeth with convex sides, an absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, flat leaf blades and the underside with a moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 249 186 194 252 240 233 239
Allel 2 141 232 257 191 200 252 254 245 249
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Grassen N is a fertile vine variety, steady producer which must be short-pruned. It must be planted in poor and well-exposed soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Grassen N is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are large to very large in size. Grassen N has low sugar accumulation potential in the berries. It produces fine but not very colored wines.
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, 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
1263  Hérault  IFV - INRA