Plant de Brunel N
Name of vine variety in France
Plant de Brunel
This variety comes from a natural sowing, discovered by M. René Brunel in 1982. Base on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, this variety would be the result of the crossbreeding between Grenache and Jurançon noir.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Plant de Brunel is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
ha 12
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the greenish yellow young leaves,
- the circular adult leaves, with five, seven or nine lobes, a closed petiole sinus, medium teeth with straight sides, a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins and petioles, a slightly blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the 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: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Plant de Brunel displays moderate vigor, good fertility with a semi-erect to erect bearing. It is well adapted to short pruning.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Plant de Brunel is susceptible to downy mildew and is moderately sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
Plant de Brunel's bunches are medium in size, compact with a very short peduncle. The berries are also medium in size with high sugar accumulation potential. Plant de Brunel produces warm, not very acidic, powerful and colored wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Plant de Brunel clone carries the number 1123.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, 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
1123  Ardèche  CA 07 - IFV        
 2009  Ardèche        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics