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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  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... by Noon is a Grenache-shiraz-graciano blend that is big, bold, fruity perfection-  an ideal example of the Grenache grape’s flexibility. Often sold as a cold-weather wine due to the massive flavors, when served properly chilled (60-64 degrees Farenheit or 16-18 deg... Read More

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  • J. Dusi Wines Tres Cojones Vineyard 'Endless Crush' 2013


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009


    Very nice Spanish red. Was given as a gift will have to see about buying more for another taste. Read More

    Wine review by anstett

  • I made way too much chili a few weeks ago and have been eating it since. It has ... OK w a few Zins, CdP, Rioja Graciano, Shiraz and GSM from Barossa, a Zweigelt rosado from Austria, and I don't remember what else. Something white.I am sure the beers would be OK. I just don't drink the Read More

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  • Zin or Barbera?Have both on hand...2014 Bedrock Evanghelo, 2011 Elio Grasso Barbera.Something else?  Read More

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  • Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas Rioja 2014


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    Wine review by JulRenA

  • Bodegas Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza 2010


    Binny's 3/2016. Mary loved it. I am neutral, it was not offensive in any way, but still I find myself trying to warm up to (really enjoy) Rioja (Tempranillo) wines. Read More

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  • Trasnocho Tinto Cosecha 2007


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Good timing, Emark, as I will be getting a half case of Ed Sbragia's ... ... ... tonight we had an all-Graciano Rioja from Antano with fried chicken.  (2009 vintage.)  Apparently Graciano, which plays a small role in much Rioja, is actually a "better" grape than Tempranillo--more structure, acid, tannin, as well as durable and complex flavors... Read More

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  • Not to mention words to live by...I also find Italian whites a little bitter, ... recently, including an all-Graciano Rioja that I have had before.&nbs Read More

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

    Comment by 45093Giorgio 45093 Giorgio

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