Béquignol N
Name of the variety in France
Béquignol
Origin
Béquignol is originally from the south west of France.
Synonyms
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Bequignol is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Use
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 223 117 140 118 1 1 ND
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a very high density of prostate hairs, 
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the adult leaves entire or with three or five lobes, an open or slightly open petiole sinus with often a tooth on the edge, moderate to long teeth compared to their width at the base with convex sides, moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted, blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of prostate hairs, 
- the broad ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 137 234 239 172 188 246 238 235 239
Allel 2 149 236 257 186 194 248 248 243 273
Phenology
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Béquignol is a vigorous variety and is fertile when pruned long. It is well adapted to drought conditions.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Béquignol is sensitive to mites. On the other hand, it is not very affected by grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are medium in size and the berries are small. Béquignol produces ordinary wines, light bodied, not tannic and are fitted for quick consumption.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Bequignol clone carries the number 1224.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
Description of clones certified in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technological data Autres informations
Clone no. Marque Origin Selection Year of
certification
Agronomic
references
Surface area used
for propagation (year)
Fertility Production
level
Bunch
weight
Vigor Berry
size
Susceptibility
to grey rot
Sugar
level
Color
potential
Titrable
acidity
Tannic
structure
Aromatic
intensity
Oenological
suitability
New General
note
Agro-tecnic
note
Note
agronomique
Agronomic
note
Links
1224 Hérault IFV - INRA 2015 Languedoc-Roussillon New