Hardy variety, widely cultivated in Spain and France.
It sprouts a week earlier than Tempranillo, and it ripens a few days later.
CLUSTERS AND BERRIES
Medium-large and dense cluster. Medium-sized berry.
PESTS AND DISEASES
Sensitive to vine moths and botrytis in spring time; slightly sensitive to mildew and oidium.
Medium vigour, drought resistant. Its tendency to coulure has been corrected by clonal selection of the variety.
Produces lighter colour wines than other varieties, so it is used in Rosé wines, which are fruity and have a high alcohol content, or in blends (Tempranillo or Syrah).
134, 363, 362, 136, CL-53, RJ-21, EVENA-11, EVENA-15.