The red variety comes from France, The name "Kleiner Grünling" refers to the high proportion of acidity in the grapes, which are often too poorly matured because of the long maturation period. Synonyms are Bouton, Carmelin, Herrant, Lambrusquet, Lambrusquet Noir, Digest, Verdot and Verdot Petit. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Fer (Herrant) or Big Verdot be confused. The variety was first mentioned in 1736 together with the despite name similarity very different Gros Verdot. According to DNA analysis Both seem to be from Wild vines descend near the Pyrenees.