Grape varieties that originated outside Italy or are best known for wines of other countries:
Cannonau Cannonau is a genetic match with Garnacha of Spain (Grenache in France and many other countries), as are Alicante, Tai Rosso, and Vernaccia Nera, but all of them have developed in relative isolation for centuries. Light in color. Aromas & flavors: Floral, herbal. Best DOP: Cannonau di Sardegna subzones Oliena, Jerzu, and Capo Ferrato.
Carignano Cariñena, transplanted from Spain centuries ago. Similar or identical to Bovale Grande. Grows best on sandy soils, where it produces creamy wines with soft tannins. Best DOP: Carignano del Sulcis.