The red grape variety is a new breed between (( Castelão Francês x Alicante Henri Bouschet ) x Henri Alicante Bouschet) x Muscat d'Hamburg, The crossing took place in 1959 Portugal by José Leão Ferreira. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Black spots disease, It produces light red, acid-stressed red wines with a moderate alcohol content for quick consumption, which are mainly used as a blend. The variety is on Madeira grown. In 2010, 33 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012