The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Béquignaou, Béquin Rouge, Breton, Cabernet, Chalosse Noire, Embalouzat, Mançais Noir, Mauron, Petit Fer, Plant de Dissay and Prunelard. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Cabernet Franc. Castets. Durif. Fer (Béquignol) or Prunelard be confused. According to the year 2011 DNA analysis there is probably one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ). The berry-colored ones were observed mutations Béquignol Blanc , Béquignol Gris and Béquignol Rose .
The medium to late ripening, very productive and hardy Vine is prone to real, but resistant to falseness mildew, It provides deep red, more alcohol-rich red wines for quick enjoyment. The variety was in the late 1950s iim Bordeaux and Southwest France still over 200 hectares represented, to date, the stock has shrunk to one hectare in the Gironde. In Argentina (Mendoza) are planted so 698 hectares. In 2010, a total of 699 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012