Variety from the Douro region; cultivated mainly in Portugal. It can also be found in South Africa.
CULTIVATED AREA IN PORTUGAL
Budburst period: early.
Ripening period: medium.
the bud has an open green apex with strong and diffuse anthocyanin pigmentation. The medium-sized three-lobed leaf has an open V-shaped petiolar sinus. The large, long-cylindrical, moderately compact cluster carries a medium-sized berry of ellipsoidal shape. The skin is of medium thickness.
vine of high vigour and semi-upright growth habit. It prefers fresh soils and warm temperate climates.
Training system and pruning:
adaptable to different training systems and pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
medium susceptibility to major diseases. Susceptible to water stress and cluster sunburns.
it produces wines of intense red colour, robust and little tannic, of great persistence and balance on the palate and with intense aromas of red fruits and floral aromas in fresher soils. Suitable for production of liqueur wines, table wines and medium aged wines.
Clones in propagation:
polyclonal blend, 9JBP, 129JBP.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Vineyards in Douro (Portugal)