Grenache

(aka. Grenache Noir, Garnacha, Cannonau, Lladoner, Tinto Aragones, Alicante)

Traditionally in California, Grenache has mostly been planted in the warm Central Valley, to produce fruity, quaffable reds and pinks. But the emergence of Rhône blends, enthusiastically promoted by a band of winemakers known as the ‘Rhone Rangers’, has sparked an increase in plantings of Grenache in more esteemed California viticultural zones. Significant acreage of this grape is found in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties. Grenache’s ability to produce in warm climates has made it a workhorse varietal not only in California, but also in the warmth of South Australia and South Africa. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth. Grenache’s sweet berry character, makes it a successful candidate for rosé wines, the most famous coming from the southern French appellations of Tavel and Lirac. This hairy-leafed vine produces grapes naturally low in tannin and in color Read more »

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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Calatayud

      This region, located in the southwest of the Aragon near Zaragoza has evolved from being m...

  • Spain

    Spain is one of the word’s largest wine-producing regions. It comprises most of the Iberian Pen...

  • Catalunya

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Languedoc-roussillon

      This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, bu...

  • South Australia

    South Australia is the strong arm of the Australia wine industry, where the majority of the cou...

  • Southern Rhône

      Located along a southeastern section of the Rhone River, this area is home to prestigious ...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

Popular Wineries using Grenache

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Arrogant Frog

    Arrogant Frog was born in the Herault Valley in Languedoc in the south of France, near the Medite...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Albert Boxler

    Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine ...

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Grenache on Snooth

  • It being earth day tomorrow I thought this would be a fine time to explore ... ... ...  Their unusual Grenache proves to provide authentic varietal expression. Blended with a touch of Mourvedre and Syrah, this wine has a beautiful nose of dried strawberry, fresh raspberry and cherry pie.  Overtones of black pepper and savory spice notes follo... Read More

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  • Going back to the original post, I think a rose of grenache (or garnacha) would be fine.  But a margarita is good, too.  I'm no margarita expert and never make them, but I enjoy a good one that's more tart than sweet. I'll pass on the poutine and the pemmican. My days of big adventures--at least ones involving privation of food and libation--are... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge 1: what...


  • Mas Martinet Viticultors Priorat Martinet Bru 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Joakim H


  • Since in another thread we've been getting sillier and sillier, I thought I'd bring some spillover into a new thread.What wine goes in the location shown below? My first choice would be something else (margaritas; or Pacifico, even Tecate with a 100% agave tequila or mescal shot backing it up--alternatively even Negro Modelo or Bohemia darker br... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge 1: what...


  • Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Aquilon 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by jamlani


  • Thanks Greg!  I'm a little hammered....had a buddy over for dinner and ... ... followed by a brute of a Grenache that's left me loopy. PS: Jesus still thinks you're a jerk  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Eager to learn all about wine


  • Mas Doix Priorat les Crestes 2010

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    Young, sharp, unfinished. Could improve with age? Read More

    Wine review by flyinggrapes


  • Mas Doix Priorat les Crestes 2010

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    Young, shows promise, unfinished out of the bottle...will it open and soften after an hour or does it need cellering or is it a $32 bust? Read More

    Wine review by flyinggrapes


  • Oh de Grenache 2012

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    A Vin de Pays Cotes Catalanes, that provides all of the qualities of the Grenache grape. Structure, red fruit and freshness. Craftman's native wine. Home of the Grenache. Read More

    Wine review by piecesdevin


  • Noémie Goichot Côtes du Rhône Red 2011

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    Decanted this one for about an hour for this drinking. Pretty good, seemed more complex and interesting. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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  • We just received an 'El Bombero' as a gift. I'm not familiar with it & came for an education.

    Comment by 179490jean50 179490 jean50


  • Check out Routas Infernet 2004, it's a Grenache/Syrah. It's affordable - a great daily.

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  • Big meaty fruits are where it's at. Absolutely love it.

    Comment by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9


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