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.
Inky ruby. Cherry compote and dark berry liqueur on the highly perfumed nose, with complicating notes of licorice, vanilla and incense. Sappy, penetrating bitter cherry and blueberry flavors stain the palate, showing impressive... Read More
The 2009 Berola is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Some oak enters the picture here, as this cuvee is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for about 14 months. There are 1,400... Read More
Tres Picos Garnacha is purple colored with a cherry scented nose that roars from the glass. It is intensely fruity, with terrific depth and concentration, oodles of sweet fruit, and terrific length. This wine, which can be likened... Read More