Friday, November 18, 2011


Ekigaïna N

This variety was bred by INRA in 1955 and results from a cross between N Tannat and Cabernet-Sauvignon N.
Regulatory Information
In France, Ekigaïna N is officially registered in the "Catalogue of vine varieties."
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2000 2008
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Elements of description
The identification used:
- Tip of young shoot that has a high average density of prostrate hairs,
- Young leaves reddish,
- Adult leaves pentagonal, five or seven lobes with petiole sinus slightly open U or lobes slightly overlapping and background often limited by the rib near the petiole, teeth medium to convex sides, a medium anthocyanin ribs a blade involute, and bubble on the underside, a high average density of erect hairs and a low density of prostrate hairs,
- The berries are round.

Genetic Profile
Allele 1 149 236 239 172 188 240 238 233 239
Allele 2 153 238 249 182 194 248 254 233 255
Time of bud break: five days after Chasselas. Time of maturity: the second time two weeks and a half to three weeks after Chasselas.
Farming and agricultural skills
This variety has medium vigor, half-built port to be trellised and conduct pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
The Ekigaïna N does not appear particularly sensitive to disease.
Technological potential
The bunches and berries are medium in size. Ekigaïna can produce colored wines, typical, balanced, quite friendly and relatively low acid.
Clonal selection in France
The only authorized clone of Ekigaïna N is number 981.
- Catalogue of varieties and clones of grape grown in France. Collective, 2007, Ed IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation of the Domaine de Vassal house. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Encyclopedic Dictionary of grape varieties. P. Galet, 2000, Ed Hachette, Paris.