2023 – February: Grenache

David Carter will be looking at Grenache (or is it Garnacha, or Cannonau, or ….?) and sharing with us a range of wines from around the world to show its versatility and what lovely wines it makes. He sums it up neatly below.

It’s a grape that comes in three shades, Blanc, Gris and Noir. There’s also a hairy variety but that’s another story!
Grenache, aka Garnacha, may have its origin in Spain but it’s probably better known for providing a significant contribution to the wines from the Southern Rhône. Its spicy and aromatic character is also put to good use in the winelands of Australia where it has a long history in the production of GSM blends and fortified wines.
We’ll be tasting wines from Priorat and Rioja in Spain; Tavel, Vacqueyras and Banyuls in France; and from Italy, South Africa and Australia.

1: Grenache Gris W.O. Voor Paardeberg, 2021 South Africa 14%
2: Tavel Cuvée Prima Donna Rosé, Domaine Maby 2021 14.5%
3: Cannonau di Sardegna, Sella and Mosca 2021 13.5%
4: Pikes Plantation Grenache Clare Valley Australia 2019 14%
5: Arendsig Inspirational Batch 2 Grenache 2021 13.5%
6: Scala Dei Negre Garnatxa Priorat 2020 14%
7: Sierra Cantabrica Rioja Garnacha 2017 15%
8: Vacqueyras Grenat Noble Le Clos des Cazaux 2018 14.5%
9: Banyuls, Cuvée Thérèse Reig, Domaine De La Rectorie 2020 17.5%

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