Valensi noir N
Name of vine variety in France
Valensi noir
This table grape vine variety would appear to originally be from Spain or the South of France.
In France, Valensi noir N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Spain.
Table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 73 82 159 105 22 18 3.1
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shoot as a moderate to heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are orbicular-shaped, 3 or 5 lobes with an open petiolar sinus, a U-shaped base, small teeth with straight sides, an absence or slight to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, a finely bubbled leaf blade, jagged and the underside with an absence of flat-lying hairs and a slight coat of upright hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 225 239 178 188 244 254 257 239
Allel 2 141 234 243 186 196 248 254 259 255
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Valensi noir N is a vine variety with strong vigor with semi horizontal growth which must be long pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Valensi noir N is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Valensi noir N grape clusters are large with a long and not very lignified stalk. Berries are moderate to large in size with heavy bloom. Juicy pulp with simple flavor.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.