THE COLLECTION OF SPANISH GRAPE VARIETIES
It is believed to have been a very old variety from the Cariñena area prior to being introduced to Algeria, France and Italy before conquering the world. It was found in Sardinia during the rule of Aragon (1323 – 1720). Some ampelographers have attributed it a DNA profile that would link it with rioja graciano. It can also be found in Priorat, Tarragona, Costers del Segre, Pénedès, Montsant and Terra Alta, Rioja, Castilla-La-Mancha and Navarre. It also exists as a carignan in white and grey versions.