Grenache (or Grenache Noir, the red grape) is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. Grenache grapes grow well in hot, dry climates like Southern France, Spain and parts of Australia. It develops very high sugar levels and therefore can produce Grenache wines with alcohol levels of 15% or 16%. In France Grenache is the primary grape used in making Chateauneuf-du-Pape blends. There are some exceptional Grenache wines being made in Australia and Spain. Spanish Grenache (where it's called Garnacha) is often blended with Tempranillo and in Australia a frequently found blend is Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, the so-called GSM wines. Wherever they are from you should buy Grenache wines at Ultimate Wine Shop.
The 2010 Gotes de Priorat is a blend of 60% Carinena and 40% Garnacha sourced from hillside slopes in the north and northwest of Priorat. Only part of the crop is de-stemmed and the wine is matured in 50% new French oak, the remainder... Read More
Dark maroon cherry red wine with violet highlights. Aromas of ripened black fruit and mineral notes. In the mouth it is flavorful, meaty and potent, with ripe and oily tannins. Persistent after taste, elegant and well balanced... Read More