Spotlight on Grenache
This show was published 22 May 2021
Chris Scott DipWSET takes a look at Grenache - the characteristics, winemaking and the regions/countries where it grows.
Grenache is a late ripening grape needing a long summer to ripen fully. It is drought tolerant but its thin skin makes it susceptible to mould and mildew and therefore it is less suited to wet climates, more suited to hot, dry climates.
Grenache is often blended with other grape varieties and is the most widely planted grape in Southern Rhone. It is used in the production of rose wines and it is one of the grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In Spain its known as Garnacha and is used in Rioja and Navarra. Outside of Europe you can find Grenache in Australia blended with Shiraz and Mourvedre and as Old Vine Grenache.
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