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The red grape probably comes from Hungary, Synonyms are Kékmedoc, Médoc Noir and Menoire. For a long time, the fact was that they were the well-known Hungarian grape breeder János Mathiász (1838-1921) France introduced to Hungary. An apparent confirmation was that Pierre Galet (* 1921) she with the French variety Mornen Noir equated. According to 2013 were done DNA analysis it 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 crossbred partner of the new breed Gárdonyi Géza,

The variety was in Hungary as Kékmedoc or Médoc Noir (is also synonymous with Cot and Merlot ) designated. Protests from France in 2004 made the change to the current name, which is a shortened form of the old one. The vine is resistant to frost and drought but prone to fungal diseases, It produces aromatic, full-bodied red wines with gentle tannins and subtle nutmeg, The variety is mainly in the field Eger grown. In 2010, 65 hectares of vineyards were designated in Hungary (Kym Anderson,

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

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