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Garnacha (Spain)

Spanish Garnacha (Garnatxa in Catalan) is the same as French Grenache.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry

Herbs
Herbs
Spices
Spices
Anise
Anise
Orange Zest
Orange
Zest

Oak Added Flavors:

Barrel
Barrel
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Coffee
Coffee
Tobacco
Tobacco

Raspberry, Strawberry, and Cherry are typical Garnacha flavors.

Hints of Herbs, Spices, and Orange Zest.

Oak added Flavors: Cinnamon. Coffee. Tobacco.

Profile

Garnacha has medium acidity and smooth tannins:

BODYMedium Minus
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
14-15°C (57-59°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Rich
Pizza

Soups
Cassoulets
Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game

Garnacha wines should be paired with rich flavors.

They pair perfectly with rich Stews, Cassoulets and Marinated Asian.

They also love BBQ and Grilled Meat (Veal. Pork. Chicken. Game).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat.
Pizza. Hamburger.
Stews. Cassoulets. Goulash.
Sausages. Pepper Sauce.
Asian Marinated Dishes.
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Game in Cherry Sauce.
Roast. BBQ. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Poultry. Rich Chicken. Turkey.
Duck. Roasted Duck with Plum.

Cheese:
Manchego. Cheddar. Gouda (Smoked). Pecorino. Asiago.

Spanish Specialities:
Tapas. Chorizo (Spicy Pork Sausage).
Gazpacho (Cold Vegetable Soup).
Pollo al Ajillo (Garlic Chicken).
Paella (Rice dish with Rabbit, Chicken, or Duck).

If You Like Garnacha

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Grenache / Garnacha / Cannonau

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world.

Grenache is called Garnacha in Spain and Cannonau in Italy.

The grape is said to be native of Aragón in Spain (near Navarra and Rioja).

From Spain it travelled to Languedoc-Roussillon in France, then to the Rhône Valley, and finally to Sardinia in Italy.

However, recent DNA analysis indicates that Grenache is native to Sardinia.

Today the grape is most famous for its importand role in the GSM wines from the Rhône Valley (Côtes du Rhône Villages and Châteauneuf-du-Pape).

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Garnacha in Spain

Garnacha is the third most planted red grape variety in Spain (after Tempranillo and Bobal).

The most significant producing area is DO Campo de Borja, DO Sormontano and DO Calatayud, where you find the vast majority of old-vine Garnacha planted in Spain.

Influenced by the mountain chain of the Pyrenees, Aragon is a land of extremes with differents terroirs, elevations (from 400 to 800 m) and climates resulting in different expressions of Garnacha.

Wine Region Aragón

Aragon

Aragón is located in northeastern Spain between Rioja and Catalunya.

The wines from Aragón are similar to those of Rioja but less expensive.

Aragón is best known for Garnacha and Cariñena.

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