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