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. The variety protection Approval for cultivation was granted in 2000. The breeding goal was a quality wine variety for the special, hot, climatic conditions of the country. By the way, the new breeds are with the same parents Rubienne and Tyrian emerged. The vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces dark-colored, extremely tannic red wines with aromas of mint. The well-known Australian winery was in development Brown Brothers (State of Victoria), whose selected contract winemakers also cultivate the variety. In 2010, however, no stock was shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012