Variety very well known with analogue characteristics: Garnacha Tinta.
Vine shoot: Colour of the internodes: green with red stripes.
Adult leaf: darker, orbicular in shape, upper face more swelled, colour in autumn: red
Berry: greater size, skin thickener, a more darker colour.
Less sugar content, higher colour intensity, greater content of total polyphenols.
Budding period: Medium
Opening of the vine shoot extremity: very opened
Disposition of the vine shoot: not bordered
Colour intensity of the vine shoot: Between medium and strong.
Density of the hairless in the vine shoot extremity: Medium
Sexual organs of the flower: Stamens and gynoecium fully developed.
Shape of the leaf blade: orbicular
Swelling on the upper face of the leaves: medium
Length of the teeth: very short
Density of the hairless back: invalid o few quantity
Number of lobes: Five
Disposition of the lobes in the petiolar sinus: slightly opened
Beginning of the potting: very late
Peduncle length: short
Skin colour: black-blue
Anthocyanin coloration of the pulp: Absence
Consistency of the pulp: soft
Succulence of the pulp: very juicy
Particular flavor: None.
Formation of seeds: Well formed.
Colour: dark brown
Relief of the surface: grooved
The variety produces very characteristic wines, with a high tannic component which influences in the organoleptic property. It provides wines with clear vocation of aging in barrel and bottle and because of its high tannic, is used as a component for blending varieties like Garnacha and Tempranillo.