Pinot Meunier is a dark-berried red wine grape variety native to France and more specifically to Champagne region where is used in a blend with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The grape tends to like more cool climate and acts as insurance if the vintage is too cold to cover up for the other grape varieties. Pinot Meunier adds richness and fruit to the blend and is rear to be seen as a varietal Champagne, producing rustical and complex wines. Various countries are planting the Pinot Meunier because of its fame for the sparkling wines and the best examples are coming from Germany under the name Schwarzriesling or Müllerrebe. Australia's Victoria and California's Carneros regions are one of the pioneers in producing fine bubbles from this very underrated grape.