The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Genoillere, Genoilleret, Genoillet, Genouilleret, Genouillet Noir, Genouillet Rouge, Genoyere, Moret Noir and Plant Mercier. It is allowed on reason morphological Similarities not with the variety Mondeuse Noire be confused. It used to be thought that she was a descendant of the Roman author Columella (1st century AD) mentioned antique variety Biturica which could not be verified, of course. According to done in 2012 DNA analysis she is from a supposedly natural crossroads Gouais blanc x Tressot Noir emerged. The variety was formerly in central France until the phylloxera disaster widespread. She was nearly extinct, since 2005 she is tried in the Appellation Quincy Revive (Loire). In the year 2010 but still no inventory shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012