The red grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Brun d'Auriol, Brun de Farnous, Brun Fourcat, Brunfourka, Caula, Caula Noir de Vaucluse, Farnous, Flouron, Mançonnet, Moulan, Moureau, Mourrastel Flourat, Mouzeau, Mulon, Plant de Bordeaux and Tsintsào. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Chichaud. Cinsault or Pinot Noir be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a probably natural crossing Paugayen x Bests R 2 V 73. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).
The name refers to the color of the stems (brun = brown) and the characteristic fork-shaped grapes (fourche = fork). The early to medium maturing vine is susceptible to Botrytis and especially for real ones mildew, It produces low-alcohol, not particularly colorful red wines with moderate acidity, which are mainly used for blending. The variety that has almost disappeared from the vineyards is increasingly being used by others like Cinsault added. It will be in the Provence in the area palette grown on one hectare.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012