Graciano, Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce 'Rio Madre'
Graciano is a black-skinned wine grape from northern Spain, grown principally in Navarra and Rioja. Although rarely seen outside Spain, the variety is found in small quantities in Australia and California. Under the name Morrastel, it is also grown in small quantities in the Languedoc.
The classic Graciano wine is moderately tannic, deeply colored and intensely perfumed, with aromas of mulberry, violets and chocolate. In Rioja, where most red wines are aged in oak, these notes are complemented by vanilla and sweet spices – the trademarks of barrel-aged red wine. It has much in common with Petit Verdot, another color-rich, flavor-packed, red wine variety prized for its role in blends and only rarely vinified alone.