The red grape variety comes from Spain and belongs to the group of Garnacha varieties (see the parentage there). 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 of Garnacha Tinta, The difference is the furry, hairy undersides of the leaves (peludo = furry, very hairy), whereby the evaporation is delayed. It is less susceptible to Verrieseln and wrong mildew, The variety has smaller, thick-skinned berries and produces more acidic but less alcoholic red wines than the Garnacha Tinta.
It is used in Spain in the regions Castile and Leon. Catalonia and La Mancha grown in on 799 hectares. Most of the time she is a blending partner with the two varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo used. In France is she in Languedoc in the appellations Corbières. Faugères. Minervois and Saint-Chinian, as well as in Roussillon in Cotes du Roussillon and Côtes du Roussillon-Villages approved and occupies 407 hectares. In 2010, a total of 1,206 hectares of vineyards were shown (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012