Tibouren N
Name of vine variety in France
Tibouren N is a vine variety grown in the Provence region.
In France, Tibouren N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of  Bulgaria.
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 314 368 452 447 407 417 450
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoot have a very heavy coat of flat-lying hairs, 
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult levaes have 7 or 9 lobes with an open or slightly open petiolar sinus, deep lateral sinuses, long teeth compared to width at base with straight sides; low anthocyanin coloration of veins, jagged and bubbled leaf blade and the underside with a heavy coat of erect and flat-lying hairs, 
- round-shaped berries, frequently with the presence of very small berries which remain green.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 176 186 250 238 243 249
Allel 2 137 236 249 176 204 260 254 267 251
Bud burst: 3 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Tibouren N must be short pruned. It is susceptible to millerandage, black stem and appears well suited to acid soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Tibouren N would appear not to be particularly susceptible to diseases, except perhaps to mites.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are moderate to large and the berries are moderate in size. Tibouren N is used especially for producing fine and expressive rosé wines. These wines have a fruity aroma with floral notes. The mouth feel is rather round and fatty, relatively long, oftentimes marked by oxidative chacteristics.
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Tibouren N clones carry the numbers 1063 and 1137.
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 1. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
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
1063  Var  CA 83 - ENTAV  medium to high  medium  high  low
 2001  Var  low  medium  medium  low
 0.17 ha    low  high  aromatic and round rosé wines
1137  Var  CA 83 - IFV  medium  medium  high  medium to high
 2009  Var      medium  medium
       high  fruity, aromatic rosé wines with a long finish