The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Cap de More, Dégoûtant, Folle Noire, Morelet, Morillon, Mourrelet, Négralet, Négret, Négret de Gaillac, Négret du Tarn, Négrette de Fronton, Négrette de Longages, Négrette de Rabastens, Négrette de Villemou, Négrette Enté . Noirien, Petit Noir de Charentes, Petit Noir de Fronton, Pinot St. George, Pinot St. Georges and Vesparo Noir. Despite apparently referring synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Fuella Nera. Graciano. Monastrell (Negrette) Mourvaison (Négrette) Negral. Negro Castrais. Négrette de Nice. Negretto or Tressot Noir be confused. According to a hypothesis, it is with the Cypriot variety Mavro (Kypreiko) identical and is said to have been introduced by French crusaders as early as the 12th century. The exact origin and parentage is unknown. From a crossing Négrette x Gouais Blanc the variety emerged MILGRANET,
The late ripening variety is susceptible to real due to the thin berry skin mildew and Botrytis, It produces aromatic, very colorful but low-tannin red wines with an intense violet aroma. It is approved in the wines of Fiefs Vendéens (Loire) Fronton and lavilledieu (Southwest France). In France, the variety occupies a total of 1,200 hectares of vineyards. In California Pinot St. George by Pierre was cultivated there in the early 1980s Galet (1921-2019) identified as Négrette. It will also be in Argentina. Brazil (2 ha) and Mexico grown. In 2010, a total of 1,202 hectares of vineyards were reported (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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