Négret de Banhars N
Name of vine variety in France
Négret de Banhars
Négret de Banhars N is originally from the Aveyron region.
In France, Négret de Banhars N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2008 2016
ha 1 0.7
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoots have a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green or yellow with bronze patches,
- orbicular or pentagonal shaped adult leaves, whole or with 3 lobes, a slightly open or V-shaped petiolar sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes, short teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a strongly bubbled leaf blade, wavy between the veins, sometimes lightly cupped and the underside with a sparse coat of flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 182 194 252 240 227 239
Allel 2 149 238 249 186 200 252 248 233 271
Bud burst: days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after  Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Négret de Banhars N is fairly vigorous and grows semi-erect. The shoots are fragile with regard to wind. Grape cluster stalks are very short which makes manual grape harvesting delicate.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Due to the compact nature of the grape clusters and the fragile skins, Négret de Banhars N is susceptible to grey rot and it is likewise susceptible to excoriosis.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate in size and the berries are small to moderate size. The skin is very colored and gives the wine a deep color. The wines produces are not very tannic and not very alcoholic.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this vine variety at the present time. A conservatory with 20 clones was set up in 2005 in the Aveyron 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.