The grape variety comes from Algeria, There are around 70 synonyms, some of which are Amar Bou Amar, Ahmer Bou Ahmer, Angelina, Angelino, Argelina, Boal Babosa, Casta Tinta, Flame Tokay, Hamer Bou Hamer, Llamada Culo de Horza, Olho de Cocco, Olho de Pargo, Rouge Fils de Rouge and Uva de Ragol. The parentage is unknown. The late ripening, red berry vine is sensitive to frost as well as vulnerable to both mildews and Botrytis, Since they are only moderately sensitive to drought it is suitable for hot areas. The variety was a cross partner in the new Millennium cluster. It is mostly used as table grape but also used as a wine grape. There are cultivated areas in North Africa, the United States (in California as Flame Tokay), Argentina. Spain and Portugal, In Algeria it was used for until the mid 20th century mass wines blended with Cabernet Sauvignon used. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).