Grenache

Grenache{Gruh-NASH} is a red wine grape variety, which originally comes from Aragon, Spain. Grenache wines are considered one of the most popular wines and are known to be very expensive.There are over 490,000 acres around the world, the main Grenache production countries are: France, Spain, Italy, United States, and Australia.
Grenache characteristics are:

                                                 

 What is Grenache? Winemaker Eric Texier talks  about this red wine grape.

France

Languedoc

Across the board, the wines share a sense of balance and a layered and luxurious mouthfeel that is slow to reveal all of its component pieces.  “Equilibrium” is a word both Karen and Emmanuel use regularly to describe both their vines and their wines.  “Le Rouge” is  Grenache based, but has a darker streak than any Grenache we’ve seen outisde of Châteauneuf-du-Pape thanks to the unique volcanic soil on which it grows.

The stars of the Languedoc, Syrah and Grenache feature prominently in the wines of Domaine Bourdic, but both are blended in surprising ways. “La Sentinelle” is largely Cabernet Sauvignon, while “Zappa” is a blend of Syrah and Grenache supported by old vine Tempranillo, something we had not seen anywhere else.

Rhone Valley

The Domaine des Cèdres Côtes du Rhône is the vast bulk of the production.  Dominated by Grenache with Syrah and a bit of Carignan, the wine is like a favorite t-shirt or a comfortable pair of jeans: it might not be the cork you’ll pop when you invite the Queen of England over for dinner, but it’s a wine we open the way we reach for old jeans on Sunday morning or when going out to a local dive bar on Wednesday night.

USA

California

Over the past few years, Rhone varieties have crept into the fold, first with Syrah and now some Grenache, both of which are featured in the Dry Rosé.

 Grenache

Color of grape red with purple.
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms  Granacha,
Origin  Spain
Most common in  France, USA, Spain
Phonetic pronunciation  Gruh-NASH

Interesting Fact about Grenache.

Grenache Special day.