Pinot Meunier grape
Pinot Meunier grape wines.
Where is Pinot Meunier grape wine made?
The meunier of Pinot, like Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, is one of the many mutations of Pinot Noir that was already known in the sixteenth century. The name comes from the appearance of the lower surfaces of the leaf, which appear dried with flour dust (the meunier in French is "miller").
The Pinot Meunier is a grape variety whose origin is believed to be French, and we can also find in other regions such as Germany, where monovarietal wines are produced, or in California and Australia, where it has adapted perfectly. It is believed to be a mutation of Pinot Noir, affected in a growth hormone (gibberellic acid), so the strain is generally smaller.
It is one of the three grapes authorized to make French Champagne, along with Pinot Noir (also ink) and the white grape variety Chardonnay, and is the three most cultivated in the region of France in recent years, being around 40%.