The Phoenicians and Romans played an important role in establishing this variety in Toro, an excellent grape for blending due to its subtle aromas and the creaminess that it brings to wines. Also known as Tinto Aragonés or Tinto Navarro, it has been in the area for centuries and accompanied the people who repopulated Toro from Aragón in the late 15th century after the War of the Castilian Succession. Upright, with early budding and late ripening. Slightly wavy orbicular leaves of a bright, light green colour with an oily appearance and glabrous underside with a pale green leafstalk. Medium-sized pyramidal clusters that are frequently incomplete, and spherical reddish-blue grapes with thin skins.
Creaminess and subtle aromas.
Very pale green with yellow tones.
Short and pyramidal with loose grapes, frequently incomplete, with greenish stems generally with wings.
Medium-sized cylindrical, reddish-blue in colour with colourless flesh and thin skins.
With overlapping edges.
Medium-sized, circular and slightly lobed, with a muted green colour and an oily sheen.
Underside of the leaf
All veins have a very smooth, almost plasticised appearance and are glabrous (hairless).