The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Gros Verdot Colon, Hère, Plant of the Palus and Verdot Colon. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Cabernet pepper or Petit Verdot be confused. Despite the attribute "Gros" (large), the berries are smaller than those of Petit Verdot. According to DNA analysis Both varieties of Wild vines descend from the French southwest corner near the Pyrenees. The late-ripening vine was in the 19th century together with Petit Verdot in the Bordeaux quite common, in 1946, however, were in the Gironde New plantings prohibited. In Argentina and Chile it is grown together with Petit Verdot. Some stocks are listed as Verdot, but presumably consist mainly of Petit Verdot. In California It is grown with cabernet pepper and mixed up with it. No stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012