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The red grape variety probably comes from Hungary, Synonyms are Kékmedoc, Médoc Noir and Menoire. For a long time it was considered the fact that the well-known Hungarian grape grower János Mathiász (1838-1921) France imported to Hungary. An apparent confirmation was that Pierre Galet (1921-2019) with the French variety Mornen Noir equated. According to 2013 DNA analysis is a cross between Chasselas x Muscat d'Eisenstadt ( Ingram's Muscat ). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Menoir was a crossing partner of the new breed Gárdonyi Géza,

The variety was known in Hungary as Kékmedoc or Médoc Noir (is also synonymous with Cot and Merlot ) designated. Due to protests on the part of France, the name was changed to its current name in 2004, which is a shortened form of the old one. The vine is resistant to frost and drought but susceptible to fungal diseases, It produces aromatic, full-bodied red wines with gentle tannins and subtle nutmeg, The variety is mainly used in the area Eger grown. In 2010, 65 hectares of vineyards were shown in Hungary (Kym Anderson,

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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