Native vine grown in Portugal, also called Tinta Amarela.
CULTIVATED AREA IN SPAIN
Bud-burst period: everage-early.
Ripening period: early.
the bud has an open yellowish-green apex with slight anthocyanin pigmentation. The pentagonal, three or five-lobed leaf has a close V-shaped petiolar sinus with overlapping lobes. The cluster is medium-sized, moderately compact. The berry
is medium, ovoid.
vine of high vigour and semi-upright growth habit. It adapts to warm environments and poor and dry soils.
Training system and pruning:
the conduction is not easy; it adapts to several pruning systems. In case of long pruning, it can lead to excessive yield.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
little susceptible to downy mildew, highly susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis.
it produces wines of intense garnet colour, of medium acidity, slightly spicy and herbaceous, that with aging become very fine, and with complex ripe fruit aromas.
Clones in propagation:
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Vineyards in Douro (Portugal)