The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Bachet, Bachey, François Noir, François Noir de Bar-Sur-Aube and Gris Bachet. You may not with the ampelographically similar sibling Beaunoir be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it is one of the numerous natural crossings between Gouais Blanc x Pinot, The early ripening vine is susceptible to chlorosis, both mildews and Botrytis, sensitive to drought but resistant to wintry frost, It produces red and alcohol-rich wines. The endangered variety is grown in the Aube in the south of the Champagne grown. In 2010, however, no stock was shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)