Grenache is one of the most widely planted black grapes in the world, known for producing full-bodied, highly alcoholic wines that are low in acid, tannin and colour. Its home is in Southern France, but it is also widely planted in Spain, where it is known as Garnacha, and Australia, where it accounts for the “G” in their GSM blends. In Sardinia, it is known by the name Cannonau.

To blends like Chateauneuf du Pape or other Southern French wines, Grenache adds sweet red fruit flavours (raspberry and blueberry) with a subtle, white pepper note. With age, it can develop leather and tar aromas.

Stylistically, Grenache can be made into red or rose wines, and because of its ability to ripen with high sugar levels it can also produce fabulous and age worthy dessert and fortified wines.

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  • Domaine-de-la-Guicharde-Massif-dUchaux-Cuvee-Genest

    Domaine de la Guicharde Massif d’Uchaux Cuvee Genest 2019

    70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. The wine shows moderate to deep ruby red colour, with an almost purple hue indicative of its youth. A complex and rich mix of aroma’s, including black cherry, tapenade (black olive puree) crab apple, plum, cranberry and stewed strawberry fruit, with subtle licorice and mint. On the palate, the wine mirrors the nose, although the fruits tend to show a little more of a black nature than the pretty nose would imply. Some salty, black licorice notes on the finish, as well as a bit of alcoholic weight (15.5%).

  • Domaine-Saint-Michel-Cotes-du-Rhone

    Domaine Saint Michel Cotes du Rhone 2022

    An outstanding cuvée from a small family estate, in a fantastic vintage. Run by the Boyers from their Medieval fortified house in the Rhone valley. A delicious, classic red from southern Rhone. Made from Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, it is fresh and fruity. Traditional vinification in concrete tanks, using low temperature fermentation (under 20°C / 68°F). Maceration in tanks for 2 to 4 weeks. Alluring notes of raspberry preserve, violet and pronounced notes of dried thyme and rosemary accent this sun-drenched Grenache/Syrah/Carignan blend. Baked black-cherry and grape-jelly flavors are hedonistic and dense. Supple, silky texture is contrasted by pleasantly ripe gripping tannins and lingering notes of earth and spice on the finish.

  • Scala-dei-prior

    Scala Dei Prior 2019

    Primarily Garnatxa Tinta (60%), with smaller amounts of Cariñena (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), and Syrah (10%) This wine is a wonderful expression of Scala Dei’s small Priorat plots: a variety of vineyards, varietals, altitudes and soils. All the subtlety of the Garnatxa and the deep minerality of the slate soils in a structured wine with fullness of aromas. Deep, intense, ruby red with garnet and bluish hues on the rim. Intense lingering aromas of red and black fruit, wild strawberries, blackberries, violet floral nuances underlain with supple spiciness and toasty notes. This wine is medium- to full-bodied, showing great polish and finesse, and a silky mouth-feel with ripe, elegant tannins. The overall impression is enhanced by the mineral aromas which derive from the soil (locally known as licorella), a blend of weathered slate and quartz.



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