COMMON SYNONYM: Meunier, Schwarzriesling, France 869
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
PEDIGREE: Mutation of Pinot noir
HARVEST TIMING: Early
CLONES OFFERED: 01, 05, 06
Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu
OTHER INFORMATION: This winter hardy variety closely resembles Pinot Noir. Very susceptible to bunch rot but not to powdery mildew or Eutypa dieback. Popular to grow in the Champagne region of France. In the U.S. it has the nickname of Black Riesling due to its black grapes.