The red grape variety is a new breed between Tannat x Cabernet Sauvignon, According to in 2007 DNA analysis has the breeding list information Merlot x Petit Verdot turned out to be wrong. The crossing was carried out on behalf of the INRA in 1956 by Pierre Marcel Durquéty (* 1923) in France with the support of the university Montpellier, By the way, the same parent is also the variety Ekigaïna emerged. The late ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis, It produces deep alcoholic, dark red wines with mild tannins and herbal aromas. The variety is in France in the Languedoc-Roussillon grown on 156 hectares. There are additional stocks overseas in Argentina (1 ha), Brazil (3 ha) and Uruguay (28 ha). In 2010, a total of 189 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012