The red grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Sumoi, Sumoll Negro, Sumoll Tinto, Sunier, Veriariego Negra, Vigiriega, Vigiriega Negra, Vigiriego Negro, Vijariego Negro and Vijiriego Negro. It was first mentioned under Sumoll in 1797 in Catalonia. Done through 2001 DNA analysis it was found that Sumoll, Vijariego Negra (Andalusia) and Vijariego Negro (Canary Islands) are identical, and that the white Vijariego (Vijariega Blanca) is not a color mutation is. There is also no connection to the white variety Sumoll Blanc, Sumoll was a crossing partner of the new varieties Cienna. Rubienne and Tyrian,
The late-ripening, high-yielding vine produces fresh, acidic red wines with fruity aromas, which are mainly used for blending in rosé and red wines. It is in the region Catalonia in the DO areas Alella. Catalunya. Conca de Barberà. Penedès. Pla de Bages and Terra Alta grown and designated a total of 83 hectares of vineyards under the name Sumoll in 2010. This year, 295 hectares were recorded under the name Vijariego, including 229 hectares on the Canary Islands (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012