Colour: black berries
Both black and white variety exist, but even though they are cultivated in Savoy they are not connected. White wines made out from White Mondeuse are usually dry and people like to drink it with the typical “tartiflette”. But basically the Mondeuse, is known for its black variety which makes great red wines.
Frequency: Not very-well known nor planted.
Synonym(s): various for example, “Molette” in Savoy (France), “gros plant”, “grand chétuan” and finally “meximieux”.
Origin: Savoy (France)
Maturity: end of October
Sensitivity to diseases: sensitive to mildiou, odium and mite.
Area(s) Cultivated: vigorous grape variety.
France → Savoy
Europe → Sicilia (Italy)
Worldwide → Australia, Argentina
Type of Wines Profile(s) – Red wine, very colourful, with well defined tannins. It ages well.
Facts and tips:
- After the phylloxera crisis its production when down but lately it has a new lease on life for its quality red wine.
- In Argentina, they often makes the confusion with the Refosco Italian grape variety.
- It is mainly blended with Gamay, Pinot Noir and Poulsard.