The red grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Gorda, Tinta Gorda ( Portugal ); Cojón de Gato, Malvasía Negra, Mencía Gorda, Mouratón, Negreda Preta, Negrera, Négron de Aldán, Nepada, Tinta Negreda, Villarino ( Spain ). According to 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 apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Aramon Noir. Malvasia Nera di Brindisi (Malvasía Negra), Mencia. Petit Bouschet (Négron de Aldán) or Tempranillo be confused. The early ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis and real ones mildew, It produces fruity, dark-colored red wines with a moderate alcohol content and herbal aroma. The variety is grown in the region Castile and Leon mainly cultivated in the province of Zamora. The Spanish acreage is 1,572 hectares. In Portugal it will 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