Muresconu N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is found in Corsica and based on ampelographic and genetic studies carried out in Montpellier, it has been identified as a variety from Sardinia called Nieddu Mannu.
In France, this variety can be called "Morescono" regarding plant propagation material. In Italy, Muresconu can officially be designated as "Nieddu Mannu".
In France, Muresconu is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 3.3
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves,
- the circular or wedge-shaped, very large adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, deep lateral sinuses, a closed petiole sinus with very overlapping lobes, long teeth with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 258 240 227 261
Allel 2 143 232 249 191 188 262 240 257 271
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Muresconu is very vigorous, productive with a semi-erect bearing. It must be pruned short.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Muresconu is fairly susceptible to grey rot and moderately sensitive to powdery mildew and sour rot.
Technological potential
The bunches are very large and the berries are large. Muresconu produces not very colored, ordinary quality wines, with low acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Muresconu clone carries the number 1100. It is comes from the surveys carried out in the Corsican wine-growing region. A conservatory of 20 or so clones was planted in the wine-growing region of Corsica in 2005.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Les cépages insulaires ou le Riacquistu des cépages corses. CRVI de Corse, 2016, San Giuliano, France.
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
1100  Corse-du-Sud  CIVAM Corse - ENTAV  medium  medium  medium  medium
 2006  Haute-Corse  low to medium    medium  medium
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety