International Grenache Day

Today is International Grenache Day, a day for celebrating a less well known grape.

Also known as Garnacha in Spain, Cannonau in Sardinia, this is a widely grown grape that hides in the background.

It is a key component in wines such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Rioja and thrives in hot, dry soils.

Apart from Spain and France, it is significant in Sardinia and Australia.

Why not try our award winning personalised châteauneuf-du-pape to celebrate?

Wikipedia list the following synonyms:
Abundante, Aleante, Aleantedi Rivalto, Aleante Poggiarelli, Alicant Blau, Alicante, Alicante Grenache, Aragones, Bois Jaune, Cannonaddu, Cannonadu Nieddu, Cannonau, Cannonau Selvaggio, Canonazo, Carignane Rosso, Elegante, Francese, Gamay del Trasimeno, Garnaccho Negro, Garnacha Comun, Garnacha Negra, Garnacha Roja, Garnacha Tinta, Garnatxa Negra, Garnatxa Pais, Gironet, Granaccia, Granaxa, Grenache Noir, Grenache Rouge, Kek Grenache, Lladoner, Mencida, Navaro, Navarra, Navarre de la Dordogne, Navarro, Negru Calvese, Ranconnat, Red Grenache, Redondal, Retagliadu Nieddu, Rivesaltes, Roussillon Tinto, Roussillon, Rouvaillard, Sans Pareil, Santa Maria de Alcantara, Tentillo, Tintella, Tintilla, Tinto Menudo, Tinto Navalcarnero, Tocai Rosso, Toledana and Uva di Spagna.

Synonyms for the hairy Grenache include Garnatca Peluda, Garnatxa Pelud, Lladoner Gris, Lladoner Pelud and Lledoner Pelut.

Grenache grapes from Santa Barbara California
By Josh McFadden
Source originally posted to Flickr as IMG_3353


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