The grape variety comes from France, Synonyms are Barbaroux, Grec Rose and Roussanne du Var. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Barbaroux. Grec Rouge (Grec Rosé) or Roussanne be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Gouais blanc (White Heunisch) x Ouliven, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The early-ripening, high-yielding vine with reddish berries is very prone to Botrytis, It produces light to light red wines with low alcohol content, which are also used as a blend for the production of rosé wines. Likewise, she is also called table grape used. The variety is in the Provence in the eponymous département var grown where they are in the field Côtes de Provence is allowed. End of the 1960s, the stock was still about 1,600 hectares of vineyards, which has shrunk by 2010 to now only 56 hectares extremely (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012