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.

Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac, Southern Rhone, M Chapoutier 2016
Michel Chapoutier
Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac M Chapoutier 2016
Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac, Southern Rhone, M Chapoutier 2016  100% Grenache  A pure and intense wine of 100% old-vine Grenache, this unique hilltop vineyard west of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape makes some of the...
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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...