An important variety in Champagne, where, vinified white, it aims more
up front appeal of fruit than the Pinot noir when young, and is therefore
essential for early-drinking Champagnes. Its characteristics are more immediate,
but less fine and somewhat earthier than those of the Pinot noir. The Pinot
meunier is extensively cultivated in the Marne Valley area of Champagne,
where its resistance to frost makes it the most suitable vine.
Synonyms: Auvernat gris Blanche feuiffe, Dusty miffer, Goujan,
Gris mounter Moriffon tacone, Mullerrebe, Muller rebe, Muller schwarzriesling
Plant de brie, Schwarzriesling, Wrotham pinot.