It is the sixth most represented native white variety in the zone. It has a medium to late bud, a medium ripening season and is strong, with average fertility and a yield of 12 - 13 Tn/Ha. It is highly susceptible to Botrytis and oidium and moderately susceptible to mildew.
It easily reaches alcohol levels – around 13º vol.- preserving the acidity around 7 gr/l of total acidity expressed as tartaric. It produces wines with a distinctive fruity and spicy aroma that are fresh in the mouth but low in dry extract. In the Certificate of Origin Ribeiro it is usually complementary, mixed it with other native varieties of more structure and volume, giving them more complexity and freshness.