Grenache is often described as smelling of Garrigue, which is the soft leaved plant ecosystem of much of the Mediterranean basin! Now if that doesn’t say spring, I don’t know what does. Thyme and grass, with some lavender and sage thrown in for good measure. If you’re talking about Grenache, you’re also talking about wild strawberries and other red fruits. Sounds like a lovely stroll through a meadow in bloom.
Two to try
Quivira Dry Creek Valley Grenache – This just classic Grenache. Soft, friendly and full of wonderful Garrigue notes.
Yalumba Bushvine Grenache – If you’re looking for something a bit fruitier but still true to type, this is always a winner.
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