This is one of the main varieties in the D.O., accounting for 70% of the vines grown. It produces excellent rosés thanks to its aromatic potential and colour, being rich in extract and adding a violet colour to the wines.
This variety adds freshness, finesse, alcohol content, fruitiness and smoothness.
Adds structure, aromas, elegant vegetable flavours and touches of violet. In the mouth these wines tend to be meaty with a lot of structure. This grape is characterised by its consistency and longevity, with a lot of body and aromas.
Adds deep aromas of wild fruits and violets, making a spicy wine with notable acidity. In young wines it provides pleasant notes of violet, cassis and dark fruits while smoky aromas evolve during ageing, as well as coconut and spices. It develops a great personality as it ages.
Noted for being fine and smooth but also aromatic and meaty, this variety combines well with Garnacha for young wines and with Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo for aged wines.