The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Doun d'Henry, Doux d'Enry, Doux d'Henri, Doux d'Henry Nera, Doux d'Henry Nero and Gros d'Henry. In spite of morphoplogischer No similarities to the variety Ciliegiolo be confused. It was said to be in honor of the French king Henry IV (1553-1610), to whom the wine was praised and praised by the Italian monarch Karl Emanuel I (1562-1630) at the beginning of the 17th century. The name part "doux" refers to the often sweet aging of the wines. There are insufficient facts for a sometimes suspected French origin.
The early to medium ripening vine is resistant to frost but prone to Botrytis and millerandage, It is a pure female grape, It produces low-alcohol, fresh red wines with floral aromas. But it is also called table grape used. The variety is grown in Piedmont grown where, among other things, in the DOC area Pinerolese is allowed. In 2010, only nine hectares of vineyards with a declining tendency were shown, because ten years earlier it was 26 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service