The red grape variety comes from Germany, It was discovered in 1928 by Hermann Schneider in a vineyard in Heilbronn (Baden-Württemberg) and at the state teaching and research institute in vineyard (Württemberg) selected. But it is not an independent grape variety, but one Klonmutanten of Pinot Meunier, It has lost the wool hair on the leaves - you could also use it as a "back mutation" Pinot Noir (Origin of Pinot Meunier). The yield-insecure vine produces brick-red colored red wines with soft (velvety) tannins, as well as diverse aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums and raspberries. In Germany it is called clone des Pinot Noir considered, therefore the full name is "Blue Pinot Noir clone Samtrot". It is used only in the growing area Wuerttemberg cultivated around Heilbronn. In 2009, the vineyard area comprised 381 hectares, which are not shown separately, but are included in the Pinot Noir quantities. The game type belongs to the group of Pinot varieties; look there.