Domina

Domina is a red wine grape from Germany, which was created in a German research laboratory.  A cross between Pinot Noir and Blauer Portugieser it was released for wider plantings outside of the lab after nearly 40 years of intensive research, in 1974.

Dark and rich in tannins, its Pinot Noir parenthood is barely recognizable according to most wine drinkers.  Still an unknown grape, even in Germany, plantings are increasing almost daily.

Positives of the grape are its high yields and even ripening schedule, but like many lab created grapes, without the ability to suffer, great wine is hardly, if ever created.