Common synonyms: Bastardo Nero, Bois Dur, Bordelais, Cagliunari, Cagnonale, Cagnovali Nero, Cagnulari, Cagnulari Bastardo, Cagnulari Sardo, Cagnulatu, Caldareddu, Caldarello, Cargo Muol, Courouillade, Couthurier, Drug, Graciana, Graciano Tinto, Grosse Negrette, Jerusano, Karis, Matarou, Minostello, Minustello, Monastel, Monestaou, Morastel, Morestel, Morrastel (France), Mourastel, Perpignan, Perpignanou Bois Dur, Plant de Ledenon, Tinta de Rotilla, Tinta de Rota, Tinta do Padre Antonio, Tinta Miuda (Portugal), Tintilla (Jerez), Uva Cagnelata, Xeres (North Africa), Zinzillosa

Parentage of the grape: None found. It is an ancient variety.

History of the grape: Though it is easily the most interesting and unique red grape in Rioja, its yields are low, it is prone to downy mildew, and it ripens extremely late. Thus, the cooler parts of Rioja are completely unsuitable for it. Indeed, a local joke has it that the name of the grape comes from the typical vigneron’s response when asked to grow it Read more »

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  • Ondalan Rioja Crianza 2012


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  • There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual ... was the first to bring the Graciano wine grape to the United States. They recognized the grape’s potential in Lodi and worked with the relevant governing bodies to successfully bring the grape from Spain to California. It was no easy task, but well worth the sweat. The B... Read More

    From the article Lodi Wines: Past, Present, Future

  • Casado Morales Rioja Eme Graciano 2009


    Dark almost black plum color in the glass. Musty, smoky nose with hints of black fruit. Almost cabernet-like flavors on the tonguecassiswith some spiciness. Since the Cabernet Sauvignon comparison has been made, this is not as full-bodied as thatmore in the range of a Syrah. Some hints of anise flavor, and some black cherry. Moderate acid an... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Day 2 update:I think the biggest takeaway from this trip is going to be...It ... credited with bringing the Graciano grape into United States production. The Bokisch’s recognized the potential of this grape and worked very hard to bring it from Spain to California. Their first Graciano vintage was labeled as red table wine simply because the g... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi

  • Yes, Jon, I am envious.  I have the Quivet, but I have no Carters.Wow, Al, ... label, but this is a 100% Graciano from the Rioja Alavesa subregion.  It seems that Rioja Altas and Rioja Bajas are fairly easy to find.  So, this was a new adventure for me.  One thing I like about Spanish wines, besides the price, is that they don't hit you in the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Hi everyone, This thread is dedicated to your thoughts about the wines of Lodi, more specifically for those who attend next week's virtual tasting. Here is a link to the virtual tasting page: tasting will take place next Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.         ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi

  • Attached picture is about "Cagnulari" grape, an ancient variety native of Sardinia, check out Giovanni Cherchi Cagnulari 2004.

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