The red grape variety is a new breed between Jurançon Noir x Portugais Bleu ( Blue Portuguese ). The cross was made in France in 1957 by Paul Truel on behalf of the INRA at the Domaine de Vassal in Montpellier, The medium-ripening vine is sensitive to heat. It has very small berries and produces colorful, aromatic tannins, aromatic red wines. The variety is mainly found in the southern department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence grown. In 2010 were in France 65 hectares of vineyards (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012