Muscardin N
Name of vine variety in France
Muscardin N is a native Côtes du Rhône vine variety.
In France, Muscardin N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 1 25 10 17 16 16
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a thick coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with slightly bronze patches,
- adult leaves are large, 3 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes; teeth with convex sides, an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a strongly bubbled and jagged leaf blade and the underside with an absence or slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- short elliptical shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 250 240 235 239
Allel 2 131 229 249 182 202 252 248 259 251
Bud burst: 8 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This vine variety with its long shoots requires being managed with sufficient training.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Muscardin N is somewhat susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are moderate in size. Muscardin N has a fairly low to moderate sugar potential. It can produce relatively acid and not very colored wine.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Muscardin N clone acrries the number 1101. It was derived from surveys carried out in the Côtes du Rhône. A conservatory with 20 or so clones was set up in 2001 in the Côtes du Rhône 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 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
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
1101  Vaucluse  ENTAV        
Clone conforms with grape variety characteristics