The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Blue Muller Grape, Muller Vine, Muller Grape, Muller Woman, Postitsch Grape, Black Blue Muller Vine, Black Riesling(Germany, Austria); Auvernat Gris, Auvernat Meunier, Blanche Feuille, Carpinet, Farineux Noir, Fresillon, Fromenté, Gris Meunier, Meunier, Meunier Gris, Morillon Taconné, Noirien de Vuillapans, Noirin Enfarine, Plant de Brie, Trézillon(France); Morone Farinaccio(Italy); Rana Modra Mlinaria, Rana Modra Mlinarica, Rana Modra Molinaria(Croatia); Pinot Negro(Spain); Molnar Szölö, Molnar Toke, Molnar Toke Kék(Hungary); Black Riesling, Dusty Miller, Miller's Burgundy, Miller's Grape, Wrotham Pinot(USA). It is a mutation of Pinot Noir; it is therefore one of the Pinot varieties (see there in detail). It got its name (Meunier = Müller) because the underside of the hairy leaves and the tips of the shoots appear as if they were dusted with flour. Two somatic mutations of Pinot Meunier are Velvet Red (but is considered a mutation of Pinot Noir, especially in Germany) and Pinot Meunier Dwarf.