Getting to know
Grenache (grenn – nosh) is a thick skinned red-wine grape that produces a medium-bodied red wine. It is grown in extremely hot environments resulting in wines with higher alcohol levels. Some Grenache wines can reach up to 15% ABV!
Dominant flavors in Grenache wines can include Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Yellow Apple, Asian Pear, Peach, Guava, Melon, Nectarine and Green Mango.
WHERE TO FIND Grenache
The varietal is believed to originate in Sardinia. Today, the top producing countries for Grenache wines include France, Spain, Italy, Algeria, United States and Australia with more of specific, well-known regions being Cotes du Rhone, Languedoc-Roussillon, Priorat, Vinos de Madrid, Sardinia, Paso Robles, Columbia Valley and South Australia.
Grenache is a very versatile grape varietal and for this reason, it is one of the most widely distributed grapes in the world. It can also produce three very different tasting Grenache-based wines.
Common StyleS of Grenache Wine
Other names for Grenache wine include:
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RECOMMENDED Grenache Wines
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Carpe Travel collaborated with Maia Parish to compile the grape varietal overviews. Maia Parish is an award-winning events producer, sommelier, wine judge, and media consultant. She lives in Denver, Colorado and likes to eat copious amounts of food. You can find her here www.linktr.ee/thewinemistress.