The red grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Gorda, Tinta Gorda ( Portugal ); Cojón de Gato, Malvasia Negra, Mencía Gorda, Mouratón, Negreda Preta, Negrera, Négron de Aldán, Nepada, Tinta Negreda, Villarino ( Spain ). According to done in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Cayetana Blanca x Alfrocheiro, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Aramon Noir. Malvasia Nera di Brindisi (Malvasia Negra), Mencia. Petit Bouschet (Négron de Aldán) or Tempranillo be confused. The early ripening vine is prone to Botrytis and real mildew, It produces fruity, dark colored red wines with a moderate alcohol content and herbal aroma. The variety is in the region Castile and Leon cultivated mainly in the province of Zamora. The Spanish acreage is 1,572 hectares. In Portugal she will be in the fields Beiras and Tras-os-Montes grown on 135 hectares of vineyards. In 2010, a total of 1,707 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012