Mondeuse N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is originally from the Savoie region.
In France, Mondeuse 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 1066 930 194 173 237 288 298
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are yellow,
- adult leaves are pentagonal, 3 or 5 lobes with a slightly open or closed petiolar sinus, a central elongated lobe, short teeth with straight or convex sides; an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a finely bubbled and jagged leaf blade and the underside with a sparse coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 186 194 246 238 216 239
Allel 2 137 229 260 186 194 260 240 216 239
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Mondeuse N has good vigor and must be short-pruned. Mondeuse N is however susceptible to chlorosis and to drought. It appears to be adapted to clay limestone screes and stony slopes.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Mondeuse N is not very susceptible to grey rot and to excoriosis. It is however susceptible to mites and to powdery and downy mildew.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate to large size and the berries are moderate in size. Mondeuse N produces very characteristic, tannic, colored, rich in aromas and good ageing wines. The vine variety sugar potential is moderate with good acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The 3 approved Mondeuse N clones carry the numbers 368, 822 and 926.
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
368  Savoie  ENTAV  low to medium  medium  medium to high  
 1978  Domaine de l'Espiguette
 low    medium  
 0.53 ha  medium to high  medium to high    distinctive wines of the vine variety
Steady production. Good capacity for producing wines with ageing potential.
822  Savoie  ENTAV  low to medium  medium  medium  
 1985  Domaine de l'Espiguette
 low to medium    low to medium  
         distinctive wines of the vine variety
926  Savoie  ENTAV  medium to high  high  low to medium  
 1988  Domaine de l'Espiguette
 high    medium  
 0.36 ha  high      distinctive wines of the vine variety