Grenache is the fourth most planted variety in the world, and the first most planted in
it plays a role in Rioja, rounding out the Tempranillo. It is blended sometimes
with international varietal Cabernet Sauvignon in Priorato, but the many old
vines plantings there are now being cherished and recognized for their worth.
Most consider the wines from these old vine Priorat plantings, such as Alvaro
Palacios L’Ermita and Finca Dofi, the benchmark for the world. In Navarra, Garnacha is often bottled as an excellent value single varietal, especially as Rosado.
it appears all over the southern Rhône adding richness and strawberry notes to
Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone wines. Further south it makes luscious,
rich, fortified wines in Maury and Banyuls, part of the Languedoc Roussillon,
as well as the ubiquitous Rosé de Provence.
Grenache produces soft, velvety, high alcohol, low acid wines with sweet, ripe strawberry notes.
Alvaro Palacios L'Ermita, Priorat (
Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi, Priorat (
del Siurana Dolc de L’Obac, Priorat ( Spain)
Costers De Mas Igneus, Priorat (
Contino Graciano, Rioja (Spain)
Chateau Rayas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley (France)
Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage, Languedoc Roussillon (France)
Les Amis Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
Dry Creek Valley ( USA)