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.

Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2017
Cave Les Coteaux Du Rhone
Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2017
Côtes du Rhône, Vieilles Vignes, Cave Les Coteaux Du Rhône, 2017  60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, and  10% Mourvedre. Night harvested and no oak.  A lot of aromatic complexity, some very ripe fruits...