Cards of Wine

Grenache (France)

Grenache is a French grape variety often blended to make GSM and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Body
Tannins
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Black and Blue Fruit. Plum. Cherry.
Blackberry. Raspberry.
Herbal Notes. Anise. Cinnamon. Tobacco. Pepper. Smoke.

Food Pairing

Grenache is fruity with good acidity and smooth tannins. It is very food friendly:

Spicy and Ethnic Food. Indian. Spiced Chicken Tikka Masala.
Mediterranean. Tapas. Gazpacho. Chorizo. Paella. Pollo al Ajillo. Grilled Sardines.
Roast. Grill. Braises. Stews. Hamburger.
Poultry. Pork. Duck. Beef. Lamb. Rabbit. Game.
Smocked Fish. Mushroom Pie. Duck Confit or with Plum. Game with Cherry sauce.
Asian Marinated Dishes.

Cheese. Brillat Savarin. Epoisse. Smocked Gouda. Truffle Cheese.

Serving temperatures:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

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.

Grenache is said to originate from Aragon in Spain, but recent DNA analysis indicates that Grenache is native to Sardinia in Italy.

Different Garnacha varieties produce both red and white wines with a high level of alcohol.

Garnacha is a typical blendig grape. In pure form it produces a dull wine with little color, usually sold as a rosé.

Grenache in France

In France, Grenache is the key ingredient in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and GSM blends.

It is also the most planted grape variety in Languedoc-Roussillon.

Read More

You can read more about the Grenache grape at Grenache Grapes.

You can read more about the world wide production of Grenache at Grenache Regions.