The red variety comes from France, Synonyms are Damas Rouge, Fleurien Noir and Mire Fleurien. It was discovered in 1895 by the municipality of Mirefleurs in the department of Puy-de-Dôme (central France). According to done in 2004 DNA analysis It is one of the many offspring of the variety Gouais blanc, It was also the identity with Damas Rouge found. The medium-ripening vine is resistant to falsification mildew and chlorosis and well suited for dry, calcareous soils. It produces bright red, rather alcoholic, acid and tannin red wines. The endangered species is cultivated in the communes of Mirefleurs and Saint-Georges-sur-Allier. In 2010, only half a hectare was expelled.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012