You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Pinot Liébault

The red grape variety originates from France; synonyms are Pinot Liébaut and Plant Liébault. It is a clonal mutant of Pinot Noir. The DNA profile is identical, but there are small morphological differences. It belongs to the group of Pinot varieties. According to the ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019), it was discovered in 1810 by the eponymous A. Liébault in Gevrey in Burgundy and selected by Eugène Liébault (descendants are now owned by Domaine Tortochot in Gevrey-Chambertin). The vine produces higher yields than Pinot Noir, but is more prone to trickling. The other characteristics are essentially identical, and there is no difference in the quality of the wine. In Burgundy, the variety is permitted in almost all appellations. However, it is not recorded separately in the statistics; in 2016, no stocks were reported under this name (Kym Anderson).

Voices of our members

Dr. Christa Hanten

For my many years of work as an editor with a wine and culinary focus, I always like to inform myself about special questions at Wine lexicon. Spontaneous reading and following links often leads to exciting discoveries in the wide world of wine.

Dr. Christa Hanten
Fachjournalistin, Lektorin und Verkosterin, Wien

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,343 Keywords · 46,933 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,677 Pronunciations · 199,071 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon