Jurançon noir N
Name of vine variety in France
Jurançon noir
This vine variety would seem to originally be from the south west of France. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, Jurançon noir N is derived from the crossbreeding of Folle blanche B and Cot N.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Dame noire N" with regard to plant propagation matter. In Cyprus, Jurançon noir N can officially be called by the name "Dame noir".
In France, Jurançon noir N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Cyprus.
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 12325 12099 7035 3789 1934 1122 417
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- adult leaves are orbicular, dark green, 5 or 7 lobes with a slightly open or closed petiolar sinus occcasionally limited by the vein near the petiolar point, deep and open lateral sinuses with a U-shaped base, short teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, moderate anthocyanin pigmentation of veins; flat leaf blade and the underside with a moderate to heavy coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 149 232 239 186 196 252 238 233 239
Allel 2 149 236 262 188 202 260 248 245 251
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This productive and fertile variety grows upright. The young vines are oftentimes vigorous but can weaken quickly with overproduction. For this reason, care needs to be taken to manage yields with short pruning. This vine variety has a relatively short growing cycle (this is interesting for limit zones), steady production and is easy to grow.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Jurançon noir N is susceptible to grey rot but is not frequently affected by wood diseases.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are moderate size. Jurançon noir N produces slight or moderately alcoholic wines with not very intense color. the wines are light, simple and quickly consumed. Jurançon noir N is also used to make lively and fruity rosé wines.
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Jurançon noir N clones carry the numbers 438 and 571.
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 1. 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
438  Haute-Garonne  ENTAV        
 1975  Languedoc
Little difference between the two Jurançon noir N clones (438 and 571). Both are small distribution.
571  Haute-Garonne  ENTAV        
 1978  Languedoc
Little difference between the two Jurançon noir N clones (438 and 571). Both are small distribution.