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Moreau-Robert

Vineyard in the town of Angers (Anjou) in the department of Maine-et-Loire in the north-east of France. Its origins lie in a rose-growing business founded in 1815 by Jean-Pierre Vibert (1777-1866) in Chénevières-sur-Marne near Paris. Vibert moved the business to Angers in 1839 and was intensively involved in rose growing with over 600 creations, of which around 60 have survived to this day. He also bred fruit varieties such as pears and vines. At least one variety still used today comes from him, that is Muscat Ottonel. In relevant sources, the name Robert Moreau is often mentioned as a vine grower. This probably refers to M. Robert, who worked for Jean-Pierre Vibert from 1846 and bought his company in 1850. M. Robert married the daughter of a M. Moreau, who also ran a vine (?) or rose-growing business. Robert inherited this business after the death of his father-in-law in 1856 and changed the company name to Moreau-Robert. The varieties Almeria, Blanc d'Ambre, Damascus Black, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Royale, Muscat St. Laurent and Muscat Ottonel were created in the environment of these persons/farms.

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