The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Duré, Duret, Durezza, Petit Duret, Petite Duret, Sérène and Sérine. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological or name similarities not with the varieties Durif (Duret) peloursin (Dureza) or Syrah (Sérine) be confused. According to done in 2006 DNA analysis Although the descent of the variety is unknown, but it shares amazingly with the from the Trentino native northern Italian variety Teroldego the (unknown) parents. Dureza and Teroldego are after the Swiss biologist dr. José Vouillamoz So "siblings" and probably grandchildren of Pinot, From a crossroads Mondeuse Blanche x Dureza is the variety Syrah originated.
The medium to late ripening, high-yielding vine yields colorful red wines. She is almost extinct, but gained late fame as the fatherland of Syrah. The variety was formerly in the department Ardèche west of the Rhone common. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012