Mècle N
Name of vine variety in France
Mècle
Origin
This vine variety is originally from the Isère region.
Synonymy
In France, this variety is officially called "Mescle N" for plant propagating material.There is no officially recognized synonyms in the other countries of the European Union.
Regulations
In France, Mècle N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2016
ha 18 18 0
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a dense cover of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green,
- orbicular-shaped adult leaves with 5 or 7 lobes, a slighty open U-shaped petiolar sinus, small to medium size teeth, short compared to width at base, straight sides; an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a flat or slightly revolute leaf blade and the underside with a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 239 186 188 246 240 233 261
Allel 2 149 229 247 188 194 252 248 235 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Mècle N is fairly vigorous and can be long pruned. The shoots display semi-erect growth.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Mècle N is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Mècle N grape clusters and berries are moderate size. This grape variety produces tannic, slightly astringent, and moderately colored wines with average sugar potential.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this vine 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 1. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.