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The red grape variety originates from Italy, but the origin is in Spain. Synonyms are Gira, Girò Arzu, Girò Bragiu, Giró Chiaro, Girò Commune, Girò Commune Rosso, Girone, Girone di Spagna, Girò Nero (second main name). Girò Nieddu, Giró Nigro, Girò Ros, Girò Rosso, Girò Rosso di Spagna, Girò Sardo, Mancés de Capdell and Mansés de Capdell. It should not be confused with the Garnacha Tinta (Gironet) variety, despite the synonym or morphological similarities that seem to indicate it. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2007, it is not a colour mutation of the Spanish white variety Giro Blanco in Mallorca or vice versa. Giró (Giró Nero) is a parent of the Fogoneu variety.

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