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.