A grape traditionally used in Bordeaux blends to provide color and tannin.
It is also grown in the Loire, Cahors and Mediterranean regions, amongst
many others, and was the grape responsible for the "black wine of Cahors"
a legendary name, if not wine, in the nineteenth century. However, Cahors
is now made from a blend of grapes and is an infinitely superior wine to
Synonyms: Auxerrois, Balouzet, Cahors, Cot, Estrangey, Etaulier Etranger, Gourdoux, Grifforin, Gros noir Guillan rouge, Jacobain, Luckens, Magret, Malbeck, Mausat, Manzac, Mourane, Moustere, Negri, Noir doux. Noir de Pressac, Parde, Pied noir Pied de perdrix, Pied rouge, Piperdy, Prechat, Pressac, Prolongeau, Quercy, Seme, Teinturier, Terranis