Carignano) is a Spanish
variety of grape
that originated in Cariņena, Aragon and was later transplanted to Sardinia
. When grown on a slope, to lower the yield, it produces a wine
with good body, color, and character with a characeristic harshness and astringency that diminishes with age. It is often blended with Cinsaut, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernets, and/or merlot. It has an upright growth habit and can be grown without a trellis.