Grenache Grenache is the most widely planted grape in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) and the third most planted red variety in the world. Grenache can produce extremely good wines, especially when the grapes come from old, low-yielding vines. Grenache makes soft, velvety, high-alcohol wines with sweet flavours of ripe raspberry jam, blackcurrant and even white pepper. A great blending wine; Grenache adds immediate charm and softness to Rioja and gives weight and fruit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône wines. In the right vineyard, it can produce delicious, heady wines on its own. The finest examples generally come from Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Australia, and are often aged in oak. Signature Style Bright red hue with sweet, ripe berry and white pepper flavour. Famous Examples XV du Président, Chapoutier La Croix des Grives, El Bombero Principal regions Rhône, Languedoc, Rioja, Maury Synonyms Grenache Noir, Garnacha, Granacha, Cannonau Did you know? Grenache is the world's third most widely cultivated black grape variety after Cabernet and Merlot. Grenache also makes wonderfully fruity rosés and is used in the lusciously rich, fortified wines of Maury. If you like Grenache, you might also like: Côtes-du-Rhône reds - most have a high percentage of Grenache.