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 Raiguer area of Mallorca. According to in 2012 DNA analysis it comes from a probably natural crossing To lift x Monastrell (ex Wine grapes ). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). However, paternity was not confirmed by analyzes last carried out 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 acid and alcohol content, gentle tannins and aromas of strawberries, which are used for 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 shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012