Ancient Bordeaux variety closely related to Cabernet. One of the six original varietals permitted in Claret.
Brought from France in the 1800′s, it practically disappeared after phyloxera.
Considered Chile’s own after surviving a century on original root-stock and was re-discovered by ampelographer Jean Michel Bourisiquot (1994).
Known for a deep crimson colour, soft tannins, structure and persistence.