Ribol N
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety was obtained in 1958 by INRA by crossbreeding Olivette blanche B and Alphonse Lavallée N.
In France, Ribol N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Portugal.
Wine and table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 10 74 180 165 76
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a sparse coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the shoots have an absence of coloration of nodes and internodes,
- adult leaves are orbicular-shaped, 3 lobes with an open to slightly open V-shaped petiolar sinus, moderate to long teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, an absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a finely bubbled leaf blade and the underside with an absence or vert slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries with considerable bloom.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 249 182 204 252 238 243 261
Allel 2 135 234 255 191 204 258 254 259 271
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Ribol N displays moderate to strong vigor and grows erect to semi-erect. It can be managed by short to moderately long pruning. This vine variety is not very susceptible to millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Ribol N is susceptible to phomopsis, powdery mildew and downy mildew but is generally not affected by grey rot.
Technological potential
Ribol N grape clusters are large, moderately compact with a long and not very lignified stalk. The berries are large, the skin is thick, firm pulp with a neutral flavor and with average quality taste flavor. This grape variety has good storage and transportation capacity. The wines produced using Ribol N are light with a low degree of alcohol.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Ribol N clone carries the number 503.
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
503    INRA