Graciano is a red grape variety native to Spain, known for its dark, intense, and aromatic characteristics, often used as a blending grape in traditional Rioja red
Varietal origin: Graciano is a red grape variety that is native to Spain, particularly the Rioja and Navarra regions. It is also grown in other regions of Spain, as well as in some other wine regions around the world.
Typical taste profile: Graciano is known for its dark, intense, and aromatic characteristics. It typically produces wines with high acidity, firm tannins, and flavors of black fruits, black pepper, and spices. It is often used as a blending grape with Tempranillo & Garnacha to add structure, acidity, and complexity to other red wine varieties.
Regional styles: Graciano is most commonly associated with the Rioja region in Spain, where it is often used as a minor blending grape in traditional Rioja red wines. It is also used in Navarra and other regions in Spain, and is also grown in smaller quantities in other wine regions around the world, such as Australia and Argentina.