The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Béquignaou, Béquin Rouge, Breton, Cabernet, Chalosse Noire, Embalouzat, Mançais Noir, Mauron, Petit Fer, Plant de Dissay and Prunelard. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Cabernet Franc. Castets. Durif. Fer (Béquignol) or Prunelard be confused. According to in 2011 DNA analysis probably exists Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ). The berry colors were observed mutations Béquignol Blanc , Béquignol Gris and Béquignol Rose .
The medium to late ripening, very productive and hardy Vine is susceptible to the real, but is resistant to the wrong mildew, It produces deep red, rather low alcohol red wines for quick enjoyment. The variety was iim in the late 1950s Bordeaux and Southwest France still represented on over 200 hectares, until today the stock has shrunk to one hectare in the Gironde. In Argentina (Mendoza) are planted with 698 hectares. In 2010, a total of 699 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012