The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Bests T and Muscardin Noir. It was first mentioned in 1895 in connection with the Châteauneuf-du-Pape varieties. Today, the rare variety is still one of the 13 authorised varieties for this famous wine in the Vaucluse département on the southern Rhône. The ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019) suspected a relation to Mondeuse Noire due to morphological similarities, but according to DNA analyses there is no parent-offspring relationship. The parentage is unknown. The variety yields light red, floral wines. In 2016, 17 hectares of vines were designated in France (Kym Anderson).
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