Popular Wines Made From Grenache Varietal Grapes:
- Vieux Chateau Du Roi
- Grenache Noir
- Tinto Aragones
- Tocai Rosso
Grenache is known for its berry flavours of bright strawberries and raspberries and notes of white pepper, with many people even saying that the wine has the unmistakable flavour of a fruit roll-up!
The Garnacha grape was born in the northern region of Spain known as Aragon. There, the grape began to be cultivated and was originally used for both single varietal wines as well as for blending.
Taste: A distinct white pepper aroma with red fruit flavours of strawberry and raspberry, accompanied by spicy notes of clove and licorice, while oak adds vanilla and toast. The best wines can develop complex flavours of blackcurrants, black olives, coffee, leather and tar.
Tannin: Low to medium
Acidity: Low to medium
Age: The majority are made to be drunk young but the best wines are aged well.
Potential Alcohol By Volume: 11.5%
Volume: 5.3 litres
Weeks to Make: 4 Weeks
Makes: 23 litres