A grape variety originating from Galicia produced mainly in the Pontevedra region. This is the main variety of the D.O. Rias Baixas with particular prominence in the areas of Salnes, Ribeira Sacra and Ribeiro. It can also be found in northern Portugal.
The best locations for it are in the Atlantic microclimate. It needs mild temperatures, abundant rainfall, warm weather and sandy soils. It is usually grown in trellises.