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This red grape variety comes from the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain); according to a dialect, the name means "black". According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, it is the result of a probable natural cross between the Callet Cas Concos x Fogoneu varieties, which also come from Mallorca. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see Molecular Genetics). The late-ripening vine is resistant to drought and diseases in general, but susceptible to sour rot. It produces light red, rustic red wines with moderate acidity and alcohol content and an earthy aroma. On the Balearic island of Mallorca, the variety is often grown in mixed sets with the Fogoneu variety and blended with the latter and Manto Negro. It is permitted in the DO areas of Binissalem and Plà i Llevant. In 2016, 138 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).

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