What’s a Great Grenache?

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What’s a Great Grenache? Tomorrow we will be reporting on a line up of value priced Grenache, but before we dig deeply among the less expensive examples of the grape we wanted to entice you with some the top Grenache picks from our favorite wine writers. Grenache is grown around the globe, in some surprising places and in many styles. We here at Snooth think it’s bound to be the next big thing. It’s generally fruity and soft, and fun to drink. Just listen to our experts!

My favorite Grenache comes with an asterisk because of confusion over its heritage.  I'm fascinated by the wines of the Mediterranean islands and for a while I had a steady supply of Sardinian bottles arriving here in Memphis.  Cannonau and the various blends were quite interesting and tended to stand up well to grilled meats on a hot summer day.  Most of the Cannonau I've had came from Argiolas, with the labels depicting thenuraghi (4,000 year old stone towers erected by early settlers of the island).  I've had more refined Rhône Grenache, and well-aged Spanish Garnacha, but few wines have tickled my love of geography and history like a humble bottle from Sardinia.

Ben Carter
Benito’s Wine Reviews

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