This is a traditional minority variety in the O Condado sub-zone of the Rías Baixas area. It is a climbing plant that is not particularly vigorous with very low fertility. The clusters are medium sized and compact.
Its grapes are small in size, reddish blue in colour, with characteristically fruity tastes. It has good levels of phenolic content, tannins, alcohol and acidity. It is not particularly resistant to drought, and adapts to fresh soils with high clay contents. It prefers long pruning in order to obtain acceptable levels of production. Is blended with other grapes, although there are also single-varietal wines.
These are grapes which, on their own, produce wines tending towards rosé. When fully mature, they tend to show dark tones, but not totally black. The variety produces high-quality ruby-coloured wines that are aromatic, light, smooth, fruity, and balanced, with a medium alcoholic content, complex to the nose, with aromas of spices, herbs, sloes, nuts and wild fruits. Medium to high acidity. These are wines which give good results when aged in casks.