Monerac N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety was obtained by INRA in 1958 and is derived from the crossbreeding of Grenache N and Aramon N.
In France, Monerac N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 2 2 3 1.9
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shoot has a dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green,
- the shoots have green internodes,
- orbicular adult leaves, 3 lobes witha slightly open or closed petiolar sinus, short teeth compared to width at base, striaght sides; an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, the underside of the leaf blade has a sparse coat of flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 223 239 178 188 244 240 227 239
Allel 2 141 232 239 191 196 258 254 243 249
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 5 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This vine variety is vigorous, grows semi-erect and must be short pruned. It can be gobelet pruned are trained and displays steady production.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Monerac N is not very susceptible to grey rot because the grape clusters are fairly loose.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are moderate to large in size. Relatively high sugar accumulation potential. The wines produced are not very astringent, but they sometimes lack color. Monerac N is well suited for the production of rosé wine.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Monerac N clone carries the number 536.
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, 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
536    INRA        
 1976  Languedoc