Alicante Bouchet is a red-fleshed grape that must be blended with other varieties. The grape was first cultivated in France in 1866 by Henri Bouschet as a cross of Petit Bouschet and Grenache. It's the only red flesh grape that produces red juice.
Even though the wine is very intense in color, the wine has very little acid and actually is light in body. A little Alicante in any blend will add some nice color.