Bud break: late.
Ripening time: mid-season-late.
Vigorous variety, considerable branching.
Spur or cane pruning, although avoiding damage to the wood.
The best results are achieved in gravel sites, with no excess water, that are somewhat acidic and well exposed.
Highly susceptible to oidium, eutypa and esca. Moderate susceptibility to botrytis.
Wines with a highly interesting tannic structure and stable colour, if maturity is achieved.
Suitable for ageing. The varietal wine can lack smoothness and roundness.