Its etymology stems from the word “garnet” in reference to its colour. It is believed to originate from the Ebro Valley or Aragon.
Its main strongholds are Cerebros, Méntrida, San Martin and Navalcarnero (Madrid). It grows well on slopes. Results obtained differ greatly depending on the cultivation location. It likes all soil types. It blends very well with other grape varieties and its use in rosé produces high-quality wines.