Native grape of the Sierra de Salamanca region known as Sierra de Francia de Salamanca as well as in Zamora in the north, around Cáceres in the south and in the Arribes del Duero area. It has only just been restored in small plots. These are century-old vines. In the process of being recovered due to its wine making potential.
Generally grown on terraces in slate or granite soils. It prefers sunny days and cool nights, and well irrigated and acidic soils. The location allows for short winters and dry summers. It is sometimes blended with tempranillo, Mouratón, Bruñal or Bastardillo.