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The red grape variety comes from Spain. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is very susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces acid-rich red wines with soft tannins and aromas of balsamic, orange and eucalyptus. The almost extinct variety was reactivated in 2007 by the creation of new areas by a single producer. It is cultivated in the north-western region of Galicia in the Monterrei area. However, no stocks were recorded in 2016 (statistics Kym Anderson).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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