Grenache is planted throughout the world, but most famously in the Southern Rhone and Australia. It produces wines that are filled with aromas of ripe raspberries and white pepper. Because of its low acidity and low tannins, it is often blended with varietals that produce bolder, more tannic wines like Syrah and Mourvedre. These blends are so popular that they’ve become knowns as GSMs (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre). Grenache is also a popular choice for making dry roses.
In Spain, this varietal is known as Garnacha. Like the French version, it is often blended (this time with Tempranillo).
Food pairing: Lamb, grilled chicken, heart vegetarian dishes
Pronunciation: greh NASH, gaar NA chuh