Bud break: mid-season-late.
Ripening time: late.
Vigorous variety, upright growth and late bud break.
Drought resistant, difficult to cultivate. Low fertility and yield.
It prefers clay, limestone soils, relatively cool. Spur pruning.
Mildew resistant and moderately resistant to oidium.
The bright red-coloured must quickly degrades due to a tendency to oxidise.
The wine has a liquorice taste, tannic character and is slightly bitter.
Rich in pectic substances that make clarification difficult.
Wines: Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.