Mourvaison N
Name of the variety in France
Mourvaison
Origin
Mourvaison is a variety from Provence. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, it would be the result of crossbreeding Aubun and Pougayen.
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, Mourvaison 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 118 117 22 8 4 4 2.7
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the young leaves have bronze spots,
- the circular, medium to large, entire adult leaves, with a slightly open U-shaped petiole sinus, small to moderate teeth of average length compared to their width at the base with straight sides, a weak to moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium to low density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 186 252 248 243 239
Allel 2 141 229 257 191 194 256 266 247 261
Phenology
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Mourvaison is a vigorous and late variety which must be pruned short and planted in warm and well-exposed terroirs. Certain berries tend to remain green.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Mourvaison does not seem particularly susceptible to fungal diseases.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are large and the berries medium in size. Mourvaison produces tannic and acidic wines that are lacking in finesse.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Mourvaison clone carries the number 1171. Surveys have recently been carried out in the wine-growing region of Provence.
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.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, 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
1171 Hérault IFV 2011 representative wines of the variety