Uptown 5-7 pm, Thursday 27 April 2017
Grenache is a major wine grape. It is grown all over the world, but primarily in the south of France (Rhone, Provence, & Languedoc) and the north of Spain (Rioja, Navarra, Campo di Borja, Priorat, and Carinena). It’s world class wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Priorat, and Campo di Borja. Only the last of those is unblended. Most of us grew up knowing that Grenache was a French grape, after all they named it. But the Spaniards have made a strong case that French Grenache originated there as Garnacha. Now celebrated wine writer Jancis Robinson has started using Garnacha as her default term for the grape. That’s a big deal in the wine geek world. But now Sardinia claims that it originated there, where it is called Cannonau. Stay tuned.
Join us and Kendall Kohler of Elite Wines to discover the many different expressions of Grenache, including Blanc and Rosé.
- Las Colinas Del Ebro, Garnacha Blanca 2015 – $11.99
- Vina Otano, Rioja Rosado 2015 – $11.99
- Aurilliean, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015 – $18.99
- Legado Del Moncayo, Garnacha Old Vines “Montana” 2014 – $12.99
- Domaine Berthet Rayne, Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014 – $13.99
- Domaine La Roubine, Vacqueryras 2014 – $25.99
(70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre)