The red variety comes from Spain and belongs to the group of Garnacha varieties (see there the descent). Synonyms are Garnatxa Peluda, Grenache d'Afrique, Grenache Noir Tomenteux, Grenache Poilu, Grenache Velu, Lladoner Pelud, Lladoner Pelut and Lledoner Pelut. It is a somatic mutation from Garnacha Tinta, The difference is the furry, hairy undersides of the leaves (peludo = furry, heavily hairy), which retards evaporation. She is less prone to Verrieseln and wrong mildew, The variety has smaller, thick-skinned berries and produces over the Garnacha Tinta acidic, but alcohol-friendly red wines.
She will be in Spain in the regions Castile and Leon. Catalonia and La Mancha cultivated on 799 hectares. Mostly she is here as Verschnittpartner with the two sorts Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo used. In France is she in? Languedoc in the appellations Corbières. Faugères. Minervois and Saint-Chinian, as well as in the Roussillon in Côtes du Roussillon and Côtes du Roussillon-Villages and occupies 407 hectares. In 2010, a total of 1,206 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012