The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Genoillere, Genoilleret, Genoillet, Genouilleret, Genouillet Noir, Genouillet Rouge, Genoyere, Moret Noir and Plant Mercier. You may on the ground morphological No similarities to the variety Mondeuse Noire be confused. It was previously thought to be a descendant of the Roman author Columella (1st century AD) mentioned ancient variety Biturica could be, which of course can no longer be verified. According to in 2012 DNA analysis is from a presumably natural cross Gouais Blanc x Tressot Noir emerged. The variety used to be in Central France until phylloxera disaster widespread. It was almost extinct, since 2005 it has been tried to be used in appellation Quincy To revive (Loire). In 2010, however, no inventory was shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012