Very cultivated variety in France (Rhone Valley) and Australia.
It shoots at the same time as Tempranillo and it ripens 4-5 days later.
CLUSTER AND GRAPE
Medium, compact, cylindrical cluster. Small grapes.
PLAGUES AND DISEASES
Sensitive to botrytis and mites
Medium fertility and productivity. Very sensitive to chlorosis. Regular irrigation required. Ripening control in warm areas is important to produce good wines for aging.
High quality wines because of its high colour potential and polyphenols.