This variety was obtained in 1958 by INRA by crossbreeding Grenache N and Cot N.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France.Caladoc N may be officially designated as "Caladok" in Bulgaria.
In France, Caladoc N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of the European Union member states including: Bulgaria and Portugal.
Wine vine variety
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks to 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Caladoc N is moderately vigorous. It can be short-pruned and trained in gobelet. The production is steady and it is not susceptible to shot berries.
Caladoc N has good resistance to grey rot and is slightly susceptible to powdery mildew.
The grape clusters are large and the berries are medium size. This variety produces very full-bodied wine with intense color and an interesting tannic structure (tannins are rather supple, with no bitterness yet very present). Caladoc N can likewise be used to make fruity and balanced rosé wines.
The only approved Caladoc N clone carries the number 724