The red grape variety originates from Spain. There are well over 100 synonyms attesting to its great age and wide distribution. The most important, grouped alphabetically by country, are Carignan, Carignane, Carignan Noir, Pinot d'Evora, Plant de Ledenon, Roussillonen (France); Bovale di Spagna, Bovale Grande, Bovale Grande di Spagna, Bovale Grosso, Bovale Mannu, Carignano, Tintiglia (Italy, Sardinia); Carignane, Kerrigan (California); Carinhana (Portugal); Cariñano, Cariñena, Catalan, Concejón, Corcejon, Crujillón, Mazuela, Mollard, Samsó, Samsó Crusillo, Tinto Mazuela, Tintilia, Tintillosa, Zinzillosa (Spain). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Bobal, Cinsaut (Samsó), Graciano (Bovale Sardo), Mollard, Nieddera, Parraleta, Pascale or Tintilia del Molise.
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