Bud break: early-mid-season.
Ripening time: early-mid-season.
The vine is not very vigorous, with horizontal growth.
Low fertility. Moderate yield, small clusters.
Moderately drought resistant, adapted to not very fertile, clay soils. Cane pruning is required in order to obtain acceptable yields.
Highly susceptible to oidium.
Wines with a moderate alcohol content, greenish-yellow in colour with highly aromatic steely tones, on the nose there is a noted bitter almond aroma, moderate to high acidity, the wines have a body but with a certain degree of smoothness, the aftertaste is slightly bitter.
They are best suited to the production of the sherry type fortified wines, using the Palomino wine to blend. Currently, some magnificent young varietal wines are being produced, or blends with Sauvignon or Macabeo in different proportions, lately Verdejo wines are being made with fermentation or ageing in oak casks.