Two distinct grape varieties: Bovale Grande and Bovale Sardo. Bovale Grande is similar or identical to Carignano, Bovale Sardo to Spain’s Graciano. Sardo is considered the better of the two. Highly tannic and acidic; can produce deeply colored wines.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Bovale Grande (Bovale di Spagna), Bovale Sardo (Bovaleddu)

Best Known For: Campidano di Terralba

Where Grown: Predominantly in Sardegna (85%)

Vineyard Area: 587 ha (1,449 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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