Muresconu N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is found in Corsica and has been identified, based on ampelographic and genetic studies carried out in Montpellier, is a vine variety from Sardinia called Nieddu Mannu N.
In France, this vine variety can be called "Morescono N" for plant propagation material. In Italy, Muresconu N can officially be called by the name "Nieddu Mannu N".
In France, Muresconu N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Italy.
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 2.8
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shoor has a dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are green,
- adult leaves are very large, orbicular or wedge-shaped, 5 or 7 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus with very overlappig lobes; deep lateral sinuses, long teeth with straight sides; an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a jagged and bubbled leaf blade  and the underside with a sparse to moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- 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: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Muresconu N is very vigorous and productive and grows semi-erect. It must be short-pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Muresconu N is fairly susceptible to grey rot and moderately susceptible to powdery mildew and acid rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and very large and the berries are large. Muresconu N produces ordinary quality, not very colored and low acidity wine.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Muresconu N clone carries the number 1100. It is derived from surveys carried out in vineyards in Corsica. A conservatory with 20 clones was set up in vineyards in Corsica in 2005.
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
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