Grenache/Garnacha

Grenache/Garnacha

Grenache (Noir) is widely grown and comes in a variety of styles. Believed to originate in Spain, it was, in the late 20th century, the most widely planted black grape variety in the world. Today it hovers around seventh in the pecking order. It tends to produce very fruity, rich wines that can range quite widely in their level of tannin.

In many regions – most famously the Southern Rhône, where it complements Syrah and Mourvèdre, among other grapes – it adds backbone and colour to blends, but some of the most notable Châteauneuf du Pape producers (such as Château Rayas) make 100 percent Grenache wines. The grape is a component in many wines of the Languedoc (where you’ll also find its lighter-coloured forms, Grenache Gris and Blanc) and is responsible for much southern French rosé – taking the lead in most Provence styles.

Found all over Spain as Garnacha Tinta (spelt Garnaxa in Catalonia), the grape variety is increasingly detailed on wine labels there. Along with Tempranillo, it forms the majority of the blend for Rioja’s reds and has been adopted widely in Navarra, where it produces lighter styles of red and rosado (rosé). It can also be found operating under a pseudonym, Cannonau, in Sardinia.

 

Beyond Europe, Grenache is widely planted in California and Australia, largely thanks to its ability to operate in high temperatures and without much water. Particularly in the Barossa Valley, there are some extraordinary dry-farmed bush vines, some of which are centuries old and produce wines of startling intensity.

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Domaine de la Rectorie, Ready, but will keep,

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£19.95

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£215.40 Saving £24.00

H/Litre 12 x 50cl 1cs

£156.36
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£19.95

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£215.40 Saving £24.00

H/Litre 12 x 50cl 3cs

£156.36
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Domaines Lupier, Ready, but will keep,

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£22.95

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£247.92 Saving £27.48

Bottle 6 x 75cl 24cs

£90.30
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Waterford Estate, Ready, but will keep,
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Viñedos Alcohuaz, Ready, but will keep,

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£31.50

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£340.20 Saving £37.80

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£128.76
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Domaines Lupier, Ready, but will keep,

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£34.95

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£188.70 Saving £21.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 25cs

£144.24
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Bottle

£38.50

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£231.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£179.46
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£11,940.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£8,999.88
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Alvaro Palacios, For laying down,
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Bottle 3 x 75cl 1cs

£300.00

Bottle 3 x 75cl 1cs

£385.00
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Torbreck, Ready, but will improve,

Magnum 1 x 150cl 1cs

£249.00
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Alvaro Palacios, Ready, but will improve,
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Magnum 1 x 150cl 1cs

£100.00
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Château d'Esclans, Drink now,
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£120.00
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Rotem and Mounir Saouma, Ready, but will improve,
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£750.00
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Alvaro Palacios, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£400.00
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Torbreck, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£250.00
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Alvaro Palacios, Ready, but will improve,
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Bottle 3 x 75cl 2cs

£168.00

Bottle 3 x 75cl 4cs

£198.00
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Rene Barbier, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£550.00
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£688.00

Magnum 1 x 150cl 2cs

£200.00
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New To BBX UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 3 x 75cl 1cs

£385.00
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 3 x 75cl 2cs

£408.00
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