The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Chasselas Noir, Goulu Noir, Gulja Noir, Montruchon, Mornant, Mornerain, Mornerain Noir, Mornerein and Perrier Noir. The name is most likely derived from the canton of Mornant in the Rhône department. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Mondeuse Noire x unknown partner. With that, Pierre Galet (1921-2019) refutes the claim that it is with the Hungarian variety Menoir (Médoc Noir) is identical. A genetic proximity to the variety is also suspected Chasselas, which explains the synonym Chasselas Noir. The early to medium ripening vine was earlier Loire and Rhone common. In the municipality of Chavanay (Loire), attempts are being made to revive the variety. No holdings were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012