As the most renowned and prestigious variety of grape in La Rioja its considered to be one of the best and noblest red grapes, also known as Cencibel, tinta de Toro, Tinto Fino o Negral.
The wine it produces is very fruity with strawberry, plum, cherry and raspberry flavours, among others. They’re not excessively alcoholic, they’re low in acidity and they have a high tannin count.
They can be drunk as a Young wine or aged, and are famous for their structure, personality and elegance.
85% of vineyards cultivated in La Rioja are of this variety.