Graciano de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Graciano

“Increasingly favoured and planted red grape variety by the most enthusiastic producers in Rioja. Graciano has been traditionally used in blends with Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Garnacha, but today, it also produces very fine varietal wines.”

Graciano was widely planted in Spain before phylloxera struck at the end of the ninetieth  century and at the time of replanting, it had fallen from favour because of its inconveniently low yields. However, during the last decades, it has been increasingly appreciated because of its aromatic and fresh contribution to the Rioja red blends. Graciano at its best is spicy, aromatic with an intense flavour and colour, and the varietal  wines produced from it display attractive complexity. It also found in Navarra and Toledo in Spain, as well as in France, Italy, Portugal, California, Argentina and Australia under different names.

Why we like Graciano?

We like Graciano because of it has strong personality and potential to produce varietal wines with great character and intensity. Moreover, it contributes with aroma, freshness and acidity to most blends in Rioja. Furthermore, the single varietal wines made from Graciano, which is an indigenous Spanish grape, are becoming increasingly regarded because of its complexity and quality.

Youd love Graciano if you like…

… elegant red wines that are aromatic and intense at the same time. Moreover, these wines display notes of red and black fruits combined with gentle touches of spicy oak and sweet meaty notes. These are followed by firm fine tannins with plenty of fruit to carry through to a long finish.

Also if you like the spicy touch of the Petit Verdot or if you like Riojas with good concentration and freshness.

Wines with this Grape Variety

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Roda Reserva 2003 Rioja

Roda Reserva 2011 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer Bodegas Roda

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha,
Graciano

Type Red

£24.29

inc VAT
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer La Rioja Alta

Variety Tempranillo,
Graciano

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
Vuelta de Terca Rioja de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vuelta de Terca 2010 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer David Sampedro Gil

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha,
Graciano

Type Red

£23.99

inc VAT