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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  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... ... a vibrant blend of 70% Grenache, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay, and Chenin Blanc that comes in a 500ml tallboy can, which is equivalent to over three glasses of wine. It has a refreshing and dry fresh strawberry, watermelon and peach character with hints of guava and mint... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


  • Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in ... ... the same as France’s Grenache grape loved by all southern Rhone quaffers. The ‘old vines’ don’t yield as much as young vines but the good news is that as the vines concentrate all their goodies into fewer grapes the flavours in the glass are more concentrated.  I... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines in the Shadows


  • Laudun Chusclan Cinq Cepages Cotes du Rhone 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in London's Kensington ... ... ... label it is dominated by grenache blanc with some clairette,roussanne and viognier although it does not give the proportions..I started it today with my fish supper. It is a dry wine but not bone-dry It is has some citrus acidity and some sour apple style fruit... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... 2014 Collioure Vall Pompo Grenache Gris  |  3 in stock  |  $34.99 Gauby 2014 Cotes Catalanes Blanc Calcinaires (Muscat)  |  6 in stock  |  $24.99 Grange Des Pères (L. Vaille) 2006 Vin de Pays De L'Hérault   |  6 in stock  |  $99.99 Grange Des Pères (L. Vaille) 20... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Quintessence 2011

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... of 80% syrah and 20% grenache and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of beef stew.It is certainly a full-bodied wine.There is plenty of a concentrated blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with a suggestion of menthol and a hint of spice. The tannins ar... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Raspail Coteaux du Tricastin 1986

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/110957 for £6.50. The Coteaux du Tricastin was an appellation for red,white and rose wines,although 95% of production are reds,from 21 communes to the south of the town of Montelimar on the east bank of the Rhone river.The appellation was granted in 1973 althou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Saint Gayan Rasteau 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] ... ... wines made mainly of the grenache grape from the area around the village of that name some 12 miles north-east of the town of Orange on the banks of the Ouveze river in the southern Rhone valley.For dry red wines,from 1996 Rasteau also became one of the villa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pierre Henri Morel Côtes du Rhone Villages Laudun Blanc 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Joel Gott Grenache Alakai 2012

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    This was a wonderful expression of the grape blend. Black berry and black cherry ride high with a touch of earth and chocolate. Medium tannins ride good acidity. Easy to drink now, really smooth and effortless - well done 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Champs de Provence Rose 2016

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    This was wonderful A great nose of watermelon, raspberry, citrus is jined on the palate with sparkling acidity. Refreshing and easy to drink. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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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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