Data of Interest
Origin: It is the most widely grown red variety in Spain. There is evidence that it was cultivated as far back as the twelfth century and there are numerous estates planted with vines of this variety more than a hundred years old. It is believed to originate from Aragon, where it is the main variety used in winemaking, as well as in the D.O.s of. Cariñena and Campo de Borja.
Synonym: Grenache Noir (France), Navarro, Gironet, Lladoner, Tinto Aragonés, Tintilla,Carignan Rouge (US and France), Toccai Rosso (Italy), Cannonao (Italy)
Weaknesses: Highly prone to frost, mildew and rot.
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