Wine Grapes: Grenache


Pronunciation: Gruh-NASH

Planted in: France, Spain

Grenache or Garnacha in Spanish originated in the northern east of Spain, Aragon. Late the eighteenth century when it arrived in France and called by the name of the area where it first arrived - Rousillon. It later reached the other regions of France such as Languedoc, Vaucluse and Provence.

Grenache is one of the key ingredients in some of the sought-after wines in the world and one of them is Chateauneuf-du-Pape sd well as the Cotes-du-Rhone and Gigondas in Rhone. The flavours are consist of berries, pepper and generally spicy. It also has different variants with different coloured berries through colour mutation vines namely Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Rose, Gris and Peluda.


Source: Wine Grapes 
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz
Published by the Penguin Group

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