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The red grape variety comes from France; the name is derived from the soft berries. Synonyms are Boissier, Molar, Molard, Mollard Noir, Petit Mollar and Tallardier. Although synonyms seem to indicate this, it should not be confused with the Mazuelo (Mollard) or Negramoll (Molar) varieties. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, she is a direct descendant of Gouais Blanc. Mollard is a traditional variety in the Haut-Alpes department in south-east France. The hypothesis put forward by the ampelographer Victor Pulliat (1827-1896) that it was introduced into France in 1780 by a Marquis de Brassier from Andalusia in Spain is probably based on a confusion with the negra minor. The medium ripening vine is susceptible to powdery and downy mildew. It produces colourful red wines. The French cultivated area in 2010 was 23 hectares. In California (Sonoma) it was discovered in an old vineyard.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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