April, 2017 Filed in: Wine varieties
Grenache is likely the most grown wine variety in the world, and yet it is not that well known. The reason for this is that it is primarily used in blends. The reason for this is the properties of this grape. It is known for its high alcohol capability, and it’s spicy, berry-flavoured soft on the palate tastes. You will find it in many French wines, particularly Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Cote-du-Rhone. Grenache loves a hot-dry climate, and takes a long season to mature. For this reason it is widely grown in Spain, southern France and Australia. In Spain Grenache is known garnacha. You will find Grenache in our April Limited Edition Australian Grenache/Cabernet Sauvignon. In our regular kit offering we have a couple of kits known as GSM, where Grenache is blended with Syrah and Mourvédre.