The red grape variety is a new breed between Cabernet Sauvignon x Alicante Henri Bouschet, According to the Jayshre 2007 DNA analysis the parenthood of Pontak (which had previously been valid) Complexion of Cher ) x Cabernet Sauvignon turned out to be 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 putrefaction. The variety protection was granted in 1990. It produces dark-colored red wines that taste reminiscent of Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2010 she occupied in South Africa 139 hectares of vineyards (Statistics Kym Anderson ).