It is a very old variety known in Dão since the XVII century, however has always been not much produced due to its low productivity.
The bunch of grapes is medium. The grape berries are medium with thick skin. Its maturation is late.
In suitable soil and climate conditions, produces wines from red color to deep purple with violet shades and very alcoholic, full bodied, tannic, of penetrating aromas with a mix of wild flowers and red fruits, which brings some notes of currants and raspberries, very acids in the first few months but, over time, become harmonious and robust.
Have very good potential for aging dued to its tannins, round and powerful at the same time, in perfect balance with the acids and flavors.