Mornen N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is seemingly originally from the Rhône region and made up the basis of the Gier Valley (Loire) vineyards in the past.
In France, Mornen N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 2008 2016
ha 319 230 47 1 0.5
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a moderate cover of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches or entirely bronze,
- orbicular-shaped adult leaves, small or moderate size with a slightly opne or closed V-shaped petiolar sinus; moderate teeth, short compared to width at base with convex sides; low to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins; flat leaf blades and the underside with an absence or very slight coat of flat-lying and upright hairs,
- round-shaped or sometimes slightly flat shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 225 239 186 194 252 240 216 239
Allel 2 149 225 253 186 200 260 248 235 239
Bud burst: 8 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Mornen N is fairly vigorous and can be managed short pruned. The shoots display erect growth. It is well adapted to granite sand soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Mornen N is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Mornen N grape clusters are small to moderate size and the berries are moderate size. This grape variety is used to produce wines which are not very acid, rather light, but with a deep color. Moderate sugar accumulation potential.
Clonal selection in France
There are no existing approved clones for this vine variety.
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
1260  Loire  CAAPG - IFV