The red grape variety comes from the Spain belonging archipelago Balearic Islands (Mallorca). Synonyms are Gargallosa, Gargolla, Gargollasa, Gargollassa, Gargollosa, Gorgollassa and Gorgollosa. It was first mentioned in 1839 as the main variety of the Mallorca area Raiguer. According to done in 2012 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural crossing To lift x Monastrell (ex Wine Grapes ). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Paternity, however, was not confirmed by recent analyzes in 2018 and is therefore unknown. The late-ripening vine is quite resistant to both mildews but prone to Botrytis, It produces fresh red wines with moderate acidity and alcohol content, gentle tannins and strawberry aromas that contribute to the oxidation tend. The endangered variety was successfully revived in the late 1990s by a few wineries in Mallorca such as Hereus de Ribas. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012