Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. In Australia it is typically blended in "GSM" blends with Syrah and Mourvèdre. The characteristic notes of Grenache are berry fruit such as raspberries and strawberries. When yields are kept in check, Grenache based wines can develop complex and intense notes of black currants, black cherries, black olives, coffee, gingerbread, honey, leather, black pepper, tar, spices and roasted nuts. When yields are increased, more overtly earthy and herbal notes emerge that tend to quickly fade on the palate.

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Côtes du Rhône, Chapoutier, Southern Rhône, France 2018
Michel Chapoutier
Cotes du Rhone Chapoutier 2018
Côtes du Rhône, Chapoutier, Southern Rhône, France 2018  50% Grenache, 50% Syrah  A superb wine with rich aromas of dark red fruits, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich...
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2018
Yalumba Wines
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2018
Yalumba old Bush Vine Grenache, South Australia, 2018   100% Grenache  Bright red fruits and spice flow on to a rich, yet savoury palate delivering a wine of elegance, tight structure and tremendous length. The subtle use of French Oak...