Milgranet N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is originally from the Garronne Valley and based on published genetic analyses, is probably a descendant of Gouais B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Milgranet N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 290 336 28 13 3 3 1
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a heavy coat of upright hairs,
- green young leaves with bronze patches,
- adult leaves have 5 lobes with an open petiolar sinus with a V-shaped base, deep and open lateral sinuses, moderate size teeth with straight sides; sparse to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, an occasionally cupped leaf blade and the underside with a heavy coat of upright hairs and a slight coat of flat-lying hairs, 
- slightly flattened or round-shaped berries
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 232 249 176 204 238 238 227 239
Allel 2 137 236 249 182 204 252 238 243 249
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Migranet N is fertile when long-pruned. This vine variety should in general be trained and planting in excessively dry terroirs should be avoided.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Milgranet N is somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate in size and the berries are small. Milgranet N berries have a low sugar accumulation potential. Round and fruity wines can be produced but if the yields are not well managed the wine produced are not well appreciated as they are green and astringent.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Milgranet N clone carries the number 1115. A conservatory of 30 clones was set up in 2003 in the Tarn-et-Garonne region.
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.
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
1115  Gironde  IFV