Grolleau or Grolleau Noir is a red French wine grape variety grown primarily in the Loire Valley of France. The name is derived from the French word grolle, meaning "crow" and is said to reflect the deep black berries of the Grolleau vine. The grape is most commonly made into rosé wine, particularly when it is grown in the Anjou region where is the primarily grape of the Rosé d'Anjou wine. Grolleau wines tend to be low in alcohol and have high acidity.


Grape Colour: Black
Species: Vitis vinifera
Also called: Bourdalès, Franc Noir, Gamay de Châtillon (in Savennières), Gamay-Groslot, Gloire de Tours, Grolleau de Cinq-Mars, Grolleau de Touraine, Grolleau de Tours, Grolleau Noir, Grolo Chernyi, Grolot Noir, Groslot, Groslot de Cinq-Mars, Groslot de Valere, Groslot de Valleres, Moinard, Moinard Grolleau, Neri, Noir de Saumur, Pineau de Saumur, Plant Boisnard, Plant Mini and Rose d'Anjou
Origin: France
Major regions: Loire
Notable wines: Rosé d'Anjou