Garnacha Tintorera

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Spanish synonym for the red-fleshed alicante bouschet, Tintorera being Spanish for ‘dyer’ or teinturier. Spain grew 20,082 ha/29,602 acres acres of this variety in 2011, more than a third as much as garnacha Tinta.

Over half is in Castilla-La Mancha, south of Madrid where its deep colour is presumably much appreciated.