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Grenache

Grenache
One of the world’s most extensively planted grapes, Grenache is a Mediterranean red variety which does best as a low yielding bush vine. It produces powerful and warming wines with the greatest expression, from old, low-yielding vines. It has various names all over Europe, in France as Grenache, in Spain is known as Garnacha and Garnatxa and in Sardinia as Cannonau. Grenache grapes are thin-skinned and ripen late in the growing season. The acidity and the tannins may vary depending on growing conditions and crop levels but tend towards the low-medium end of the spectrum. However, old-vine Grenache grown in schist or stone, such as in Priorat and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, can produce extremely concentrated wines capable of ageing for many decades. Grenache is the main grape of the sweet wines of Banyuls. Some Australian producers are using the grape as a base of the fortified styled wines with the addition of Syrah and Mourvèdre.

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