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Fogoneu

This red grape variety comes from the island of Mallorca (Spain). Synonyms are Fogoneau, Fogonet, Fogonetxo, Fogoneu Francés and Fogoneu Mallorquí. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Escursac x Mansés de Capdell (Girò). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). It is also a parent of the Callet variety. The variety is often grown in mixed sets with Callet and blended with it and Manto Negro on the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, where it is permitted in the DO areas of Binissalem and Plà i Llevant, and Formentera. On the Spanish mainland, it is present in the Extremadura region. In 2016, 15 hectares of vineyards were designated in Spain (Kym Anderson). Small areas are also said to exist in Argentina.

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