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.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Carignan (in France and other countries), Cariñena (in Spain)

Best Known For: Carignano del Sulcis

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Sardegna (95%)

Vineyard Area: 1,645 ha (4,063 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

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