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The red 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 Villemur, Négrette Entiere, Négrette Poujut . Noirien Petit Noir de Charentes, Petit Noir de Fronton, Pinot St. George, Pinot St. Georges and Vesparo Noir. It may, despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Fuella Nera. Graciano. Monastrell (Negrette) Mourvaison (Négrette) Negral. Négret Castrais. Négrette de Nice. Negretto or Tressot Noir be confused. According to one hypothesis, she is with the Cypriot species Mavro (Kypreiko) identical and is said to have been introduced in the 12th century by French crusaders. The exact ancestry and parentage is unknown. From a crossing Négrette x Gouais blanc the variety originated MILGRANET,

Négrette - grape and leaf

The late ripening variety is prone to the real due to the thin berry peel mildew and Botrytis, It produces aromatic, very colorful but tanninarme red wines with intense violet aroma. She is admitted 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 was the beginning of the 1980s, there cultivated Pinot St. George of Pierre Galet (* 1921) identified as Négrette. She will also be in Argentina. Brazil (2 ha) and Mexico grown. In 2010, a total of 1,202 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).

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