|Angelique, Begean, Bon Savoyan, Grosse Sirah, La Dame, Savoyard, Savoyet
|The grape tends to ripen mid season.
|Less than 500 acres in all of France. The Mondeuse vine is vigorous (though possibly less so than Syrah/Shiraz grown in the same vineyard conditions) and requires robust pruning.
|Areas of cultivation
|It has been confused in the past with Refosco because it was mistakenly referred to in California when it was introduced, although it has nothing to do with the Refosco cultivated in Italy.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
|It is aromatic with a deep purple color, with plenty of acidity and considerable tannins. The bouquet is powerfully aromatic, with notes of sour cherries, damson plums, pencil lead and a invigorating hint of black pepper.
|It is susceptible to drought and cholorosis, can be vulnerable to mites, and to downy and powdery mildew (Oidium).