The red grape variety comes from Germany. It was discovered in 1928 by Hermann Schneider in a vineyard in Heilbronn (Baden-Württemberg) and selected at the State Teaching and Research Institute in Weinsberg (Württemberg). However, it is not an independent grape variety, but a clone mutant of Pinot Meunier. It has lost the wool hairs on its leaves - one could also call it a "back mutation" to Pinot Noir (origin of Pinot Meunier). The vine, which has a poor yield, produces brick-red red wines with soft (velvety) tannins and a wide range of aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums and raspberries. In Germany it is considered a clone of Pinot Noir, therefore the full name is "Blauer Spätburgunder Klon Samtrot". It is cultivated exclusively in the Württemberg growing region around Heilbronn. In 2009, the area under vines covered 381 hectares, but these are not specifically designated but are included in the Pinot Noir quantities. The variety belongs to the group of Pinot varieties; see there.