France has the world's largest Grenache presence, with more hectares planted than any variety other than Merlot. The majority of Grenache is planted in the southern Rhône valley.

The grapes are large with thin skins, high sugar levels and low acidity and produce very fruity, rich, sweet-tasting wine with strawberry and raspberry characters and notes of white pepper and liquorice which evolve into toffee and leather with age. Grenache needs a hot climate to ripen and is often blended with other grape varieties. The wine produced is paler than most reds.

Many southern Rhône wines include several grape varieties as well as Grenache; the hotter and drier conditions here are ideal. The most famous appellation is Châteauneuf-du-Pape and its wines are typically full bodied, with medium tannins, low acidity and a character that includes strawberry, pepper, liquorice and leather notes. Increasing numbers of premium Grenache based wines are being made in Minervois.

It is easy to make fruity rosé from Grenache, which tends to be strawberry flavoured. Grenache is used widely for rosé in southern France.

Rioja Cerrolaza Joven

Bodegas Cerrolaza

Tempranillo 50%, Carignan 25%, Grenache/Garnacha 25%

Appealing deep aromas. A fruity nose of raspberry and redcurrant together with fine oaky hints from its six months ageing in oak barrels. Well rounded and balanced. On the palate, it is beautifully fresh and lively, with a slight acidity, and palatable tannins from the American oak round it out. Hints of liquorice in the finish.

ABV 13.5%

Banyuls Grand Cru

Cave Banyuls l'Etoile
Banyuls-sur-Mer, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Grenache/Garnacha 85%, Carignan 15%

Round and well balanced, this Grand Cru has a very interesting copper colour with hints of tobacco. The smell is rich and delicately spicy with aromas of crystallized fruits and honey in the mouth. The combinations are many, you can drink chilled as an aperitif or with meat dishes cooked with red berries. It is also ideal with cheeses.

Aging potential 25 years.

ABV 17.0%

Château de Pibarnon Rouge

Château de Pibarnon
Bandol, Provence, France

Mourvèdre 90%, Grenache/Garnacha 10%

Very freshly aromas of blackcurrant, fresh cherry, married with rare spices and tobacco. Fat mouth with amplitude, large body, deepness with fine tannins and long finish. Very well balanced and elegant.

ABV 14.0%

Chateau Roustan Costieres de Nimes

Chateau L'Ermitage
Rhone Valley

Syrah/Shiraz 50%, Mourvèdre 30%, Grenache/Garnacha 20%

Rich ruby red colour, aromas of blueberries, ripe cherries and warm cinnamon spices. A full tasting ‘thirst-quenching’ wine with supple tannins.

ABV 13.0%

Château Millegrand Minervois

Château Millegrand
Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Carignan 30%, Syrah/Shiraz 20%

This deeply coloured barrel aged Languedoc blend is perfumed with dark cherries, black pepper and vanilla spice. Hints of wild herbs and minerals add to a rich palate of dense dark fruits and subtle oak. It is medium bodied yet well structured with a good backbone of fine tannins and restrained acidity providing an excellent, long finish.

Made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, this lush, oak-aged red offers intense forest fruits with notes of black pepper and spice. Serve with rare roast beef, lamb, a game casserole or duck.

ABV 13.0%

M de Minuty Rosé

Château Minuty
Côtes de Provence, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Cinsault 40%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

A magnificent wine of pleasure, the aromatic harmony of Grenache and Cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. The mouth is fresh and round.

ABV 13.0%

Minuty D'Or Rosé

Château Minuty
AOC Côtes de Provence, France

Grenache/Garnacha 85%, Tibouren 15%

This rosé with a vibrating expression is a concentration of greedy aromas, with an intense freshness which offers the full expression of fruits.

ABV 13.0%

Côte du Rhône Chantepierre

Domaine Chantepierre
Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 60%, Syrah/Shiraz 20%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 10%

Bright lively garnet red. Powerful aromas of spice and red fruit. Soft attack, structure and mellowed, good long finish.

ABV 14.5%

Lirac Chantepierre

Domaine Chantepierre
Tavel, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Syrah/Shiraz 30%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 10%

Bright deep crimson shot through with mauve. Animally, ripe fruit, caramel. Soft attack, good structure, aftertaste of liquorices, notes of toast at the end.

ABV 14.5%

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Blanc

Domaine de Nalys
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Picpoul, Roussanne, Grenache/Garnacha

This white wine is very fruity, ample, fresh and rich. It will be best enjoyed at 8°C and will be the ideal companion of fish, sea-food, poultry and white meats.

ABV 13.5%

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge

Domaine de Nalys
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 95%

Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of black currant, black berry, with some violet hints. Black berries and blackcurrant flavours are persistent as well as liquorice

ABV 14.5%

Côtes du Rhône Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 52%, Syrah/Shiraz 45%, Mourvèdre 3%

Deep, dark red in colour. Fresh fruit aromas with red and black berries. The palate is full, powerful and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Full with a soft finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. Goes well with cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese.

ABV 14.0%

AOP Ventoux

Domaine Le Colombier

Grenache/Garnacha 70%, Syrah/Shiraz 30%

A deep garnet colour with violet tinges. Well balanced wine both spicy and fruity (black cherry, black berries), soft tannins.

ABV 14.0%

Vacqueyras Tradition 2017

Domaine Le Colombier

Grenache/Garnacha 70%, Syrah/Shiraz 20%, Mourvèdre 10%

Ruby red colour. Cherry and small red fruit appear immediately in the nose and in mouth. A very good balance between tannins, acidity and alcohol.

ABV 14.5%

Côtes du Rhône Cuvee Saint Vincent

Domaine Maison Bessiere
Rhône, France

Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha

Dark with purple undertones, Intense notes of violet, black fruit and spices. Round, full-bodied, huge finesse with elegant tannins, very fresh

ABV 13.5%

St Francois Xavier Gigondas

Domaine St Francois Xavier
Dentelles de Montmirail, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 70%, Syrah/Shiraz 13%, Mourvèdre 12%, Cinsault 5%

Red wine with cherry color. A generous fruity that expresses itself from the attack on a suave and exuberant mouth and seduces you with its aromas of red fruits and its freshness. Long finish on the cherry core for this Cru franc and straight texture by smooth, almost melted tannins.

ABV 14.5%

Eguren Ugarte Rioja Crianza

Eguren Ugarte
Rioja, Spain

Tempranillo 92%, Grenache/Garnacha 8%

Intense cherry red colour with ruby hues. Very expressive, intense fruity flavours of blackberries and cherries. Balanced aromas of toasted wood and vanilla in harmony with each other. This wine is wide and creamy with ripe tannins that give a sensation of body and structure but are perfectly combined, providing a sense of volume. Aromas of vanilla and forest fruits in the aftertaste.

ABV 13.5%

Cavalier Rose Brut

G.F. Cavalier
Alsace, France

Grenache/Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon

The mouth is savoury with a herb acid edge to the strawberry fruit. The nose is soft and full of red fruit aromas. A lovely rosé colour with fine bubbles and good balance. Perfect for cocktail time or sweet fruit or dessert.

ABV 12.0%

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