Alicante Bouschet (Alicante for short) is a grape variety widely grown in the south of France. In Italy it is grown only in small quantities and mainly in Tuscany. It is a new variety created by Henri Bouschet in 1855 from Grenache and Petit Bouschet. It has little character, but gives off a strong color. For this reason, it is used in blends of several grape varieties, as it gives the wine a rich color, but without affecting it greatly in taste.