A black, very low-yield, late-budding variety; its wines are very highly-rated. Its small, round, thick-skinned, deep black grapes grow in large clusters.
It give a wine of a vivid bluish purple, with high acidity and intense aroma, both of which develop magnificently in wood and in the bottle. These are intensely aromatic wines with a long life. A capricious varietal and full of character; it promises to give us wines that are unique and surprising.