Hairy Grenache

It is often the case that Garnatxa Peluda (Garnacha Peluda) gets lumped in to just being yet another type of Grenache. While definitely related to the standard Grenache, it is a distinctly different grape. The name which means, "Hairy Grenache" is due to the downy undersides of the leaves that evolved to protect the vine from transpiration in the heat, conserve moisture, and reduce stress. The grapes also have considerably thicker skins and it is a rather hardy grape, particularly resistant to high wines. It can have a wonderful, massive bouquet with dark aspects such as anise and fennel. But is generally has lower alcohol and very little bosy and as such is blended with "regular" Grenache grapes or others with more depth to them. - Miquel Hudin

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  • Yeah but the problem with dessert wine is that to be good it should also have high acidity. Port and Banyuls and Maury and Malaga and the stickies from Australia don't often have sufficient acidity IMHO, which is why while they're good, as sweet wines I prefer botrytized wines. Were it not for the fact that Garnacha grows best in hot, dry places... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • EM - You should have that camera phone in your pocket at all times and perhaps ... and Garnatxa Peluda (“hairy Grenache”) plus 40% Carinena and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) and several tapas dishes.  The dessert was Sopa Fria de Frutos (wild red berry soup with Idiazabal cheese ice cream).   Dinner was wonderful with Lynn, Lloyd & Susan and of cour... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More

    From the article Ride the Roller Coaster Vines: Priorat to Montsant

  • Ritme 2010


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  • Vinyes Domenech Teixar 2007


    The nose on this elegant wine opens to a floral bouquet with a hint of pepper and spice. The palate launches with cherry, tobacco, licorice and tar, finishing with astringency on the back. At four hours, the wine has smoothed out significantly and allows more fruit in the middle, mostly cherry but also red plum, along with hints of vegetal fla... Read More

    Wine review by Wine Fire


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