Alicante is a genetic match with Garnacha of Spain (Grenache in France and many other countries), as are Cannonau, Tai Rosso, and Vernaccia Nera, but all of them have developed in relative isolation for centuries. Light in color. Aromas & flavors: Floral, herbal.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Granaccia; not the same as Alicante Bouschet

Where Grown: Widespread, especially in the center and south, with the largest concentrations in Toscana (32%) and Sicilia (20%)

Vineyard Area: 370 ha (914 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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