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Top 5 Grenache at the LCBO

Clos Gebrat C G + 2014 Bottle Clos Gebrat C G + 2014

Priorat, Spain
360511

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Mitolo The Jester Grenache 2016, Mclaren Vale Bottle Mitolo The Jester Grenache 2016, Mclaren Vale

South Australia, Australia
572222

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Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2013, Clare Valley Bottle Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2013, Clare Valley

South Australia, Australia
482547

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Grenache

Grenache (pronounced GREN-ASH) ripens late, so needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain and in the south of France. It is generally spicy, berry-flavoured and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content, but it needs careful control of yields for best results. It tends to lack acid, tannin and colour, and is usually blended with other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan and Cinsaut. Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. In Australia (as is often the case in France as well) it is typically blended in "GSM" blends with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Grenache is also used to make rosé wines in France and Spain, notably those of the Tavel district in the Côtes du Rhône. And the high sugar levels of Grenache have led to extensive use in fortified wines, including the red vins doux naturels of Roussillon such as Banyuls, and as the basis of most Australian 'port'. In Sardinia, the grape is also present, but identified under the name Cannonau.