Mourvaison N
Name of vine variety in France
Mourvaison N is a vine variety from Provence.
In France, Mourvaison N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 118 117 22 8 4 4 2.5
Identification signs include:
- the tips fo the young shoot have a dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves have bronze patches,
- adule leaves are moderate to large in size, orbicular, whole with a slightly open petiolar sinus with a U-shaped based, small to moderate teeth of average length compared to width at base, striaght sides with low to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins; an upturned leaf blade and the underside with a low to moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- ellliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 186 252 248 243 239
Allel 2 141 229 257 191 194 256 266 247 261
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 4 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Mourvaison N is a vigorous and late vine variety which must be short-pruned and planted in warm and well-exposed terroirs. Certain berries tend to remain green colored.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Mourvaison N does not display any particular susceptibility to fungal diseases.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are large and the berries moderate in size. Mourvaison N produces tannic, acid wines lacking in finesse.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Mourvaison N clone carries the number 1171. Surveys have been recently carried out in vineyards in the Provence 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 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
1171  Hérault  IFV        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety