Negrette has an interesting story and despite being most closely associated with being a native French wine grape, it actually was brought back to France during the Crusades from the island of Cyprus.

As with many grape varieties though, once it landed on French soil it was given much better growing conditions and viticulture practices than it had ever experienced and therefore crafted a much higher quality of wine.

This is a seriously unknown grape, most closely associated with its intense set of aromas.  Many have speculated that this strong aroma profile reminds us of a Mediterrean garden at its height of blooming.

It's worth a find, especially if you eat food along the lines of Korean spare ribs and other aromatic dishes.