The red grape variety comes from Spain, Synonyms are Benitillo, Blasco, Frasco, Graciano de Alfaro, Granadera, Tinto de la Pámpana Blanca, Tinto Velasco Peludo, Velasco Tinta and Velasko. For a long time, the synonyms listed were considered to be independent grape varieties and were now able to DNA analysis be identified as identical. However, some of them, like the Tinto de la Pámpana Blanca, are still managed independently. It must not be with the variety Alicante Henri Bouschet (with the synonym Tinto Velasco). The variety is found in the regions Extremadura and La Mancha grown. In 2010, taking all synonyms into account, it occupied 7,829 hectares of vineyards. It lies in the worldwide varieties ranking at rank 88.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012