The red grape variety is a new breed between Sumoll x Cabernet Sauvignon, The crossing took place in 1972 on CSIRO Plant Industry Institute in Merbein Australia by Alan Antcliff. Of the variety protection or approval for cultivation was granted in 2000. Breeding goal was a quality grape variety for the special, hot, climatic conditions of the country. Incidentally, the same parents are also the new breeders Rubienne and Tyrian emerged. The vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces dark, extremely tannin-red wines with minty aromas. In the development was the famous Australian winery Brown Brothers (State of Victoria), from whose selected contract growers the variety is also cultivated. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012