Also called Alicante Bouschet, this variety is found in a lot of zones in the peninsula, it has distinctive coloured flesh and colouring ability.
It is an averagely vigorous, vertically growing variety and is very fertile, normally producing a high yield, with a long cycle, early budding, late ripening requiring climates with many hours of sunlight. It is very susceptible to mildew, excoriose, wind and coulure, medium to Botrytis and low to oidium and drought.
The wines produced have a wide range of colors and vegetables when it not ripened enough. It preserves the acidity very well, with good floral and fruity aromas. In Ribeiro it is usually mixed with other varieties to give them color and acidity.