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Pinot Liébault

The red grape variety comes from France; synonyms are Pinot Liébaut and Plant Liébault. It is a clone mutant of Pinot Noir. Although the DNA profile is identical, 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 name-giving A. Liébault in Gevrey in Burgundy and selected by Eugène Liébault (descendants are now in possession of the Domaine Tortochot in Gevrey-Chambertin). The vine produces higher yields than Pinot Noir, but tends to trickle. The other characteristics are essentially identical, and the quality of the wine is the same. The variety is approved in almost all appellations in Burgundy. However, it is not specifically mentioned in the statistics (Kym Anderson).

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