The red grape variety originates from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important are Agreste Noir, Auvernat Teint, Avernas Teint, Bajonner, Barbantal, Bayonner, Bettice de l'Isere, Blood Grape, Bourguignon Noir, Bretonneria, Dyer's Grape, Gros Noir, Moreau, Negrin, Neraut, Nerone, Noir d'Orléans, Plant d'Espagne, Pontac, Pontack, Pontiac, Romé, Romé Noir, Ruby Grape, Tachard, Teintevin, Teinturier, Teinturier à Bois Rouge, Teinturier Mâle, Ink Grape, Ink Wine, Uva Tinta and Vin Tint. It should not be confused with the Pinot Teinturier variety or other dyer or Teinturier varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities.
This very old variety was possibly mentioned as early...
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