The red 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 in Portugal by José Leão Ferreira. The late-ripening vine is prone to Black spots disease, It produces light red, acidic red wines with a moderate alcohol content for the rather quick enjoyment, which are mainly used as a blend. The variety is on Madeira grown. In 2010, 33 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012