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The red grape variety comes from Italy, but its origin is in Spain. Synonyms are Gira, Girò Arzu, Girò Bragiu, Giró Chiaro, Girò Commune, Girò Commune Rosso, Girone, Girone di Spagna, Girò Nero, Girò Nieddu, Giró Nigro, Girò Rosso, Girò Rosso di Spagna, Girò Sardo, Mancés de Capdell, Mansés de Capdell (a Mansés de Capdell has been identified as the parent of Fogoneu; whether this is Giró is unclear) and Zirone. It should not be confused with the Garnacha Tinta (Gironet) variety, despite the apparent synonym or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2007, it is not a colour mutation of the white variety Giró Blanco in Mallorca. Direct descendants through presumably natural crossings are the two varieties Albaranzeuli Bianco and Callet Cas Concos.

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