(Sp. grah-THYAH-noh)]. A high-quality red-wine grape grown in the RIOJA and NAVARRA
regions of Spain. Graciano wines are capable of rich color, a lovely fragrant BOUQUET, a
hint of spice in the flavor, and long AGING. The
of the Graciano grape makes it a good candidate for blending with low-acid varieties like TEMPRANILLO.
Graciano's sparse YIELD is
prompting many Spanish growers to replace this quality variety with more productive vines.
A similar situation exists in France's LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
region where Graciano (known there as Morrastel) is also being replaced.