It is the most cultivated red variety in Spain in recent years.
Sprout occurs earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon and after Red Garnacha. Early ripening (same as Merlot) and 7 days before Cabernet Sauvignon.
CLUSTERS AND BERRIES
Medium-Large cluster. Medium-sized berry.
PESTS AND DISEASES
Sensitive to mildew, oidium and botrytis.
Upright growing with big leaves. High yield. It is important to control its production in order to obtain high quality wines for ageing.
Produces wines with a high alcohol content, rich in tannins and a persistent colour; controlling its maturation is important.
QUALITY CLONES- PROVEDO EXCLUSIVES
VP- 8, VP- 25, VP- 28.
RJ -43, CL-306, CL-98.
RJ – 51, RJ – 78, RJ – 79, CL-179.