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The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Mourvèdre d'Afrique(Algeria); Napa Gamay(Australia, Brazil); Aramon du Sud-Ouest, Brocol Venant, Cahors, Cot de Cheragas, Folle Noire, Gros Auxerrois, Jan Pierrou, Moutet, Noir de Chartres, Plant de Cros, Plant du Midi, Quercy, Valdiguer, Valdiguier, Venant du Lot(France); Napa Gamay, Gamay 15(California). It must not be confused with the varieties Cot (with synonyms Cahors, Noir de Chartres), Gamay or Monastrell (Mourvèdre), despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological similarities.

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