Maréchal Foch N
Name of vine variety in France
Maréchal Foch
Maréchal Foch or 188-2 Kuhlmann (interpsecific hybrid) is derived from the crossbreeding of Oberlin noir N and Knipperlé B.
In France, this variety can officially be called "188-2 Khulmann" with regard to plant propagation material.
In France, Maréchal Foch N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of the Netherlands.
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1998 2008 2016
ha 105 141 19 14 9.7
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shott has a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are slightly bronze,
- adult leaves are orbicular or wedge-shaped, whole or with 3 lobes, with an open U-shaped petiolar sinus; moderate size teeth with convex sides, slight to moderate anthocyanin pigmentation; bubbled leaf blade, wavy, revolute and the underside with a moderate coat of upright hairs on the veins, ,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 122 225 239 186 180 246 236 227 249
Allel 2 141 261 255 204 196 256 254 237 249
Bud burst: 9 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early, 2 weeks before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Maréchal Foch N is very vigorous and grows horizontal and must be long-pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Maréchal Foch N displays moderate resistance to downy mildew.
Technological potential
The grape clusters and berries are small. Good sugar potential. Maréchal Foch N produces tannic and colored wine or avaerage quality with an occasionally herbaceous flavor with the presence of diglucoside anthocyanins.
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, 1988, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.