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.

Lirac Dom Lafond Roc-Epine, Lirac, Southern Rhone, France 2018
Claude la Fond
Lirac Dom Lafond Rouge Roc-Epine 2018
Lirac Dom Lafond Roc-Epine, Lirac, Southern Rhone, France 2018  Grenache 60%, Syrah 30%, Mourvèdre 10% hand harvested and in new oak for 3 to 4 months. Black and red fruit nose. The supple palate is packed with juicy berry fruits and...