Plant de Brunel N
Name of vine variety in France
Plant de Brunel
This variety is derived from the natural sowing discovered by M. René Brunel in 1982. Base on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, this vine variety is derived from the crossbreeding of Grenache and Jurançon noir N.
In France, Plant de Brunel N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 8.8
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a moderate to heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are greenish yellow,
- orbicular adult leaves, 5, 7 or 9 lobes with a closed petiolar sinus, moderate size teeth with straight edges, low anthocyanin coloration of veins; a slightly bubbled leaf blade and the underside with a moderate coat of flat-lying and upright hairs,
- round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 143 236 243 188 188 258 240 243 249
Allel 2 149 238 262 191 202 260 248 245 251
Bud burst: 10 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Plant de Brunel N displays moderate vigor, good fertility with semi-erect to erect growth. It is well adapted to being short pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Plant de Brunel N is not too susceptible to downy mildew and is moderately susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Plant de Brunel N grape clusters are moderate size, compact with a very short stalk. The berries are likewise moderate size with high sugar accumulation potential.  Plant de Brunel N produces warm, not acid, powerful and colored wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Plant de Brunel N clone carries the number 1123.
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
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
1123  Ardèche  CA 07 - IFV        
 2009  Ardèche        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics