The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Chasselas Noir, Goulu Noir, Gulja Noir, Montruchon, Mornant, Mornerain, Mornerain Noir, Mornerein and Perrier Noir. The name most likely derives from the canton of Mornant in the Rhône department. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Mondeuse Noire x unknown partner. This was the one of Pierre Galet (* 1921) refuted claim that she was using the Hungarian variety Menoir (Médoc Noir) is identical. A genetic proximity to the variety is also suspected Chasselas of which the synonym Chasselas Noir explains. The early to middle-ripening vine was earlier Loire and Rhone common. In the municipality Chavanay (Loire) an attempt is made to revive the almost extinct variety. In 2010, no inventory was reported.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012