Variety obtained in 1956 by INRA (France) by crossing Tannat with Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a medium-large cluster, a medium berry with a rounded shape and a herbaceous taste. Vine of average vigour, it has a late bud burst. Well resistant to botrytis, due to medium-sparse cluster and thick pulp, thus adapting to drying. Good and constant yield. Its ripening period is average. It produces wines of great complexity and aromatic persistence, well-structured both in acidity and in alcohol content, with evident tannin content and colouring substances.
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