The red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Barlantin, Danugue Croquant, Danugue Noir, Danyugyu, Espagnin, Espagnol Noir, Estevao Marinho, Figoniere, Gros Guillaume, Gros Guillaume de Nantes, Gros Guillaume Noir, Gros Plant, Gros Plant de la Barre, Imperial, Merveille de Vaucluse, Mervia Noir, Mervina Noir, Panse Noire, Pennington Hall Hamburg, Pense Noire, Plant de la Barre Rouge, Raisin Turc, Spagnol Bleu, Raisin Turc, Valencí Noir, Valencia Tinto, Valenciana Tinta, Valensy and Valensy Noir. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2021, the variety originates from a presumably natural cross between Breval Negro x unknown partner (ex VIVC catalogue). According to other DNA analyses, the father variety is Rojal Tinta (ex Dr. Jeronimo Rodrigues, University Cape Town, South Africa). It should not be confused with the Valencí Tinto variety (with synonym Danugue) because of what appear to be synonyms. The vine is used as table grape. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson).