The variety, widely distributed all over the peninsula under different names, represents only 1% of the production of D.O. Ribeiro.
It is vertically-growing with a medium to high productivity and has a short cycle. In Ribeiro it is a thorough versatile variety that ripens well and wee-balanced. Its early bud burst makes it susceptible to spring frosts. It is susceptible to oidium, averagely resistant to excoriose, drought and wind.
The produced wines are ripe. It can reach alcohol levels of about 13-14% vol, with good bouquet and has medium polyphenolic contents and light acidity. It is usually mixed with other native varieties of major acid and polyphenolic content according to the type of wine to develop, giving it alcoholic strength, body and complex aroma.