OTHER NAMES: caíño blanco: cainho de moreira (Portugal).
This is the second white variety in the Rias Baixas area, fundamentally in the O Rosal (Pontevedra) zone. It is also found in the Ribeiro area, where it is a minority grape.
The cluster is small, with a long cycle: early budburst and late ripening. It is a delicate grape, sensitive to botrytis.
It is used in the Ribeiro area to complement other varieties, lending an aroma of apple and floral notes. It produces wines with a medium alcohol content and balanced acidity. It provides a wine with the initial impression of a tropical aroma and, thanks to its soil expression capacity, offers pleasant earthy notes. Thanks to its acidity, it endows the wine with freshness and longevity. It blends well with other grapes, such as albariño, treixadura, loureira blanca, lado, torrontés or godello.