Pione is a large-berried, purple skinned, table and rosé wine grape variety that has been grown in Japan since 1957.
With eye-catching red skin and a supersweet flavor, Queen Rouge is a cross between the popular Shine Muscat and Unicorn. Its developers set out to create a grape that was both tasty and easy to eat. It boasts a sugar content above 20%, as well as a tender skin and a crisp texture.
Noted for large, generally seedless, purple skinned fruit. Grown in Okayama, Hiroshima, Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures. Ranks third behind Kyoho and Delaware in terms of total volume of table grape production in Japan.
Commands a price premium as a table grape, but also occasionally used to produce rosé single varietal wine.