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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  • Ritme 2010


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    Wine review by jmns

  • 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

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