The Bitch Grenache 2007
Bitch is the wine with the cheeky name and the sassy pink label produced by R Wines. This was originally a partnership between Australian winemaker Dan Phillips and California importer Chris Ringland, who imported it through Grateful Palates. As of press time, the partnership appears to have dissolved and Ringland is now producing the wine in Aragon, Spain. Bitch wines are available in red Grenache and “Bubbly,” a Chardonnay sparkling blend.
2007 Bitch South Australia Grenache – this should be interesting, Color: very light, like rose water, Nose: not getting much at all, smells like cotton candy (“Or caramel!” – Hector), Taste: woh, like a funky grape juice, kind of like what honey mustard is to real mustard but not in a good way Lamarr: D- (woof)
Love the wine -- LOVE the name!
External Reviews for The Bitch Grenache
Wine Tasting NotesThe nose and palate are delicate mix of fruit characters; perfumed raspberries, peach, and poached quince. The palate extends to a juicy, fleshy texture with confectionary flavors of strawberries and cream and finishes with spicy, cloves, and nutmeg.This ain't your Daddy's Grenache. In fact, it ain't merely a Grenache. It's Bitch. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch. "The Bitch is back." Bitch. "Beootch." Bitch. For some reason in 2005 I became obsessed with two things: Grenache and the word bitch. I'm not sure how exactly they came together, but suffice it to say that they did.This isn't a wine. It's an experience. Bitch in. Bitch on. Bitch out. If you google the word bitch, you'll find hundreds of meanings and entries. The word bitch has meaning that goes way beyond dog or the derogatory. One of my favorites: B.I.T.C.H. - Babe in total control of herself.This is a wine about pleasure. Subversive pleasure. Not everyone needs to approve in order for YOU to have pleasure.Winemakers will tell you that Grenache is a bitch to grow. And, it's a bitch to make. It's a wine that can easily be vapid, but potentially as profound as wine gets.The Bitch is from Barossa. It's mainly Northern Barossa fruit. Mainly bush vine, but also some trellised vineyards. Chris Ringland makes the wine. The wine sees no oak. The objective of the wine is to provide pure, explosive, unadulterated, hedonistic, uncompromising, juicy Grenache.