It offers a colour of medium intensity, purplish in its youth changing to ruby and then garnet, after several years in bottle. It is harmonious and balanced, with a plump fruitiness and silky texture offset by round, gentle tannins in a wine of medium body and elegant structure. The very typical, fragrant varietal bouquet is complemented by a deliciously lingering finish.
The wine is usually fermented for two weeks by the different growers, in the style of the region where it comes from. The wines are then blended with a proportion aged in barrels and the rest in vats for 9 to 16 months before bottling.