Negrette or Pinot de Saint-George

Colour: Black berries.

Frequency: France mainly, represents 1500 ha.

Synonym(s): All its synonym refers to its color black “Negrette”, “Morillon”, and so on. In California it is called Pinot de Saint Georges.

Origin: It is a descendant of  Mavro grape variety which came from Cyprus. The legend says that the Knights Templers  in the Middle-Age, took back some Negrette vines to Fronton,  near Toulouse (France).

Maturity: 2nd period

Sensitivity to diseases: Sensitive to powdery mildew, and grey rot.

Area(s) Cultivated: Hot and dry climates. Gravel, stony and clay soil.

France → Haute-Garonne, Tarn

Worldwide → USA (California).

Type of Wines [ Profile ]

Used for red and rosé wines, they are low in tannins and acidity.

Facts and tips:

  • Famous blend Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
  • Principal variety of Fronton AOC, they must contain at least 50% of the Negrette grape.