The red variety is a new breed between Cabernet Sauvignon x Alicante Henri Bouschet, According to Jayshre in 2007, done DNA analysis has been the then parent Pontak ( Teinturier du Cher x Cabernet Sauvignon proved wrong. The crossing was done by Professor Christiaan Johannes Orffer (1926-2008) at the University of Stellenbosch, The variety was specially designed for warm climates with intense artificial irrigation and the necessary resistance bred against rot. The variety protection was granted in 1990. It produces dark red wines that are reminiscent of Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2010 she finished in South Africa 139 hectares of vineyards (Statistics Kym Anderson ).