|Areas of cultivation
||It is cultivated above all in France. Outside this, it is cultivated in Spain, where it is called Garnacha Tintorera, but also in Portugal, Corsica, ex Yugoslavia, Israel and North Africa. The vine is also present in Tuscany and Sardinia.
||Leaf: medium, pentagonal, sometimes roundish; Trilobata, with one or both of the lower lobes being mentioned; Petiolar breast U more or less wide or in lira; Shallow upper side veins, V more or less open or overlapping lobes; Lower side breasts (if present) to V more or less open; Flat lobby; Corner at the top of the obtuse terminal lobes; Upper side with a little intense green color, smooth edge surface, glabra, glossy; Bottom page light green, glabra, even on the ribs of 3rd order and beyond; The main green ribs, both on the top and the bottom; Protruding those of I and II order; Flat flap, medium consistency; Very irregular teeth, mostly convex margins; mucronati; On an average broad basis.
Bunch: medium, pyramidal or tapered, sometimes elongated, winged, compact or moderately compact; Average bunch length 18 cm; Herbaceous or semi-woody peduncle, robust, medium long, green-pea; Middle pedicel, rather thin, green, with little noticeable, reddish, non-verrucous tendon, difficult to separate from the acino; Short or medium brush, rosy.
Acino: Medium, ovoid or spheroid, regular, with regular cross section (circular); Blue-black peel, with regularly distributed color, pruinose, thick, crunchy; Persistent navel; Crisp, simple and sweet flavorful flesh; Slightly colored juice.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||The wine that comes from the alicante vine is ruby red with purple reflections. On the palate it is dry, ruby red with purple, vinous, fragrant, round, body-shaped reflections.