International Grenache Day 2016
Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely wine grape varieties in the world. It generally is known as late ripening, so it needs hot, dry conditions to ripen, such as those found in Spain, where the grape probably originated. It does well in many other warmer regions both internationally and in southern Europe. It is one of the main grape varieties grown in the Southern Rhone in France.
The typical fruit characteristics of Grenache is raspberry and strawberry. Low yield/older vines can give grapes with flavours of blackcurrents, black cherries, coffee, leather, black pepper, spices and nuts.
DiscoverVin sells 2 fabulous Grenache based wines from the southern Rhone. These come from biodynamic producer Domaine Roche Audran. One a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Carignan has received 90 Points from Decanter and wine of the week recently from Oz wine writer Winsor Dobbin. The other a 100% Grenache is an intense raspberry fruit bomb from old vines. It is Grenache with a wow factor!
You'll find our 2 Grenache based wines on-line