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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  • Greg, DV isn't the only one interested in your trip, I'd love to visit ... red made from the Tintilla (Graciano) grape.  This pours out into the glass dark purple and has a fairly fragrant nose with a decent kick of spice.  Spice, rich ripe black and blue fruits, a touch of old world funk hit the tongue with smooth tannins and medium acidity. ... Read More

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  • Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja Doca 2014


    The Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva presents a soft scent of wild pin cherry, plum and red huckleberry. Entry is also very soft with a touch of dipped cigar and red berry fruit (as just described).Tannin is very light... no prominent oak. A mature, extremely approachable wine. 90. Read More

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  • Herederos del Marques de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva 2006


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  • Marques de Cáceres Gran Reserva Rioja 2008


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  • Marques de Murrieta Gran Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay Limited Edition 2007


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  • Letras Minusculas Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano Exeo Rioja 2014


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  • Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in ... ... total), Garnacha (26%) and Graciano whilst the Bordeaux grape duo of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot add their classic blackcurrant and damson flavours to the juicy reds. The red varieties have a bumper 95% share of the vines to produce reds and roses but, that sai... Read More

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  • Cune Reserva 2012


    Decidedly modern when first opened with dark fruits, moderate acidity and very light tannins. On the second day the fruit had tamed a little and more acid showed but still no tannin. Very good but not your fathers Rioja. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... of ... and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, aged 9 years in barrel and 9 years in bottle. Sweet, pretty aromas of balsamic, raspberries, coriander and crunchy leaves. Complex and well-structured on the palate with bright red cherry, chewy cranberry skins, woodsy thyme,... Read More

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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2012


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

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