It is the best Known vine variety in the world. It is normally planted in Bordeaux.
It shoots and ripens 5-7 days after Tempranillo
CLUSTER AND GRAPE
Medium to small cluster. Small grape with tough grape-skin.
PLAGUES AND DISEASES
It is few sensitive to botrytis, some sensitive to powdery mildew and mildew.
Open growing vegetation. Train requires. Manuel harvest is expensive, so it is better to use machine at harvest time.
High oenologic potential, produces wines with high polyphenolic content, aromatic and high tipicity
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