The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Barlantin, Danugue Croquant, Danugue Noir, Danyugyu, Espagnin, Espagnol Noir, Figoniere, Imperial, Merveille de Vaucluse, Mervina Noir, Raisin Turc, Spagnol Bleu, Valencí Noir, Valencia Tinto, Valenciana Tinta, Valensy and Valensy Noir. The parentage (parentage) is unknown. It should not be confused with the Valencí Tinto (Danugue) variety due to synonyms that seem to indicate it. The vine is used as a table grape. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).