Plant droit N
Name of vine variety in France
Plant droit
This vine variety is seemingly originally from the upper Durance Valley.
In France, this vine variety can officially be called "Espanenc N" for plant propagating material. In Cyprus, Plant droit can officially be called by the name "Cinsault droit".
In France, Plant droit is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties". This vine variety is likewise listed in the catalogue of Cyprus.
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 172 337 192 171 33 20 8
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a dense coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are yellow,
- adult leaves have 3 or 5 lobes with a slightly open petiolar sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes frequently with a teeth of the edge; shallow lateral sinuses, moderate size teeth with straight or convex sides, an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins; jagged leaf blade and the underside with a sparse coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 149 223 233 182 200 252 248 247 239
Allel 2 149 234 249 191 204 258 262 257 251
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This vine variety with its erect growth is well adapted to gobelet training. It is rather productive and fertile. It is drought resistant and displays little susceptibility to browning.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Plant droit is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are moderate to large in size. Plant droit produces low alcohol level and not very colored wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Plant droit clone carries the number 1173. Surveys have recently been carried out in the vineyards in the Provence 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
1173  Var          
         distinctive wines of the vine variety