Grenache, similar to Sangiovese, can be produced in a wide range of styles. One of the most common characteristics of Grenache is its spicy, red fruit flavors. Although Grenache is highly productive and can be grown in a wide range of climates, it does particularly well in hot, arid climates in which it can produce ripe, fruity, full bodied wines with a slight sense of sweetness.

In the French region of Chateaunefu-du-Pape in the southern Rhone, Grenache plays the leading role and is normally complimented by Syrah and Mourvedre. In the Spanish region of Rioja, Grenache is blended with Tempranillo to add body and spice notes.

Grenache’s productivity and wide range of styles and quality levels has resulted in a mixed reputation for the variety. Those looking for high quality U.S. Grenache should start their search in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties of California.

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