This Spanish red grape stands out for its deep colour and strong Mulberry-scented notes. It was once a central part of Rioja’s wine production but its propensity for mildew infection (even in warm, dry climates) and its low yields led to a decrease in its production. In France, where it is known as Morrastel, it was widely replaced with a hybrid with Petit Bouschet, Morrastel-Bouschet. It is harvested as late as the end of October.
Graciano is still found in limited quantities in southwest France, Rioja, and Mendoza in Argentina (where it is known as Graciana).