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The red grape variety originates from the Spanish Balearic capital Mallorca. 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 a parent of the Callet variety. The variety is grown in Mallorca, where it is permitted in the DO areas of Binissalem and Plà i Llevant, as well as on Formentera, often in mixed sets with Callet and blended together with Manto Negro. 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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