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The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Périgord Noir and Petit Mérille. The name may derive from "mille graines" (1,000 seeds). Despite apparently indicative synonyms, she is not allowed to use the varieties Merille or Mondeuse Noire be confused. According to in 2012 DNA analysis is it from a (probably natural) cross between Négret du Tarn ( Négrette ) x Gouais Blanc emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The vine is unsuitable for dry soils and susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces tannin-emphasized, colorful red wines. The variety is grown in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in Southwest France grown and is there in the area lavilledieu authorized. In 2010, however, only one hectare of vineyards was shown.

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

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