Pinot Meunier is a grape variety that is closely related to Pinot Noir, and is most commonly used in the production of Champagne. It is known for its ability to ripen early and tolerate cooler climates, making it a popular choice for champagne producers. The grape is known for its fruity flavors and aromas, with notes of red berries, cherry and plum. It is typically used in blends with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but varietal Pinot Meunier wines are also produced. The grape is grown primarily in France, particularly in the Champagne region, but is also found in small quantities in other countries including Germany, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.