Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau)
Tell-tale candied fruit & cinnamon flavors give Grenache away, wint aromas of orange rinds & oregano or tobacco. It's a high intensity wine that pairs well with roast meats, and grilled vegetables, especially with dishes that utilise cumin & Asian 5-spice.
Varietal origin: Grenache is a red grape variety that is believed to have originated in Spain, where it is known as Garnacha. It is also widely grown in other wine regions around the world, including France, Italy, Australia, and the United States.
Typical taste profile: Grenache produces wines with a wide range of flavors depending on the region and winemaking style. Generally, it is known for producing wines with high alcohol content, low to medium tannins, and flavors of red fruits such as cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. It can also have hints of spice, herbs, and earthy notes.
Regional styles: Grenache is used to produce a variety of wine styles, including red, rosé, and fortified wines. In Spain, Garnacha is often used to produce bold and fruit-forward red wines, while in France, it is a key component in many Rhône Valley blends which often include Mourvèdre & Syrah, as well as being used to produce rosé wines in the southern regions of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. In Italy, "Grenache" is known as Cannonau and is used to produce powerful red wines in Sardinia.
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