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The red grape variety originates from Spain. The ancestry (parentage) is unknown. The variety, which was almost extinct after the phylloxera disaster, was rediscovered in 1998 in the DO area of Penedès near the town of Querol in the Catalonia region and named after the place where it was found. As part of a reactivation programme for old, autochthonous varieties, it was replanted by the Torres winery. It is an all-female grape variety. The vine is susceptible to small berries and therefore somewhat unstable in yield, but resistant to drought. It produces red wines with aromas of laurel and candied fruit. The variety is cultivated by the Torres winery on around 15 hectares in the DO area of Conca de Barberà. In 2016, however, no stocks were declared (Kym Anderson).

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