Happy International Grenache Day!!
Deep within Aragon, a region in the north of Spain,
a deep purple-red jewel dangles in bunches from vibrant green leaves.
It has grown in the warm sun of its native land,
filling up with a characteristic red berry sweetness
and a lovely touch of spiciness,
that makes it incredibly interesting
to fans of great red wine.
This is the Grenache Grape,
once known as the Red of Aragon (Tinto Aragonés),
also called Garnacha,
and Grenache Day celebrates it’s history
and the contributions it has made
to some of the world’s most delightful wines.
Cotes du Rhone, Chateauneuf, Gigondas,
all the Crus of the Southern Rhone Valley…
Many Languedoc Reds, Priorat…
reds from the Catalan region…Rioja…
Grenache from McClaren Vale and Barossa Valley…
Two of the wines we had at our recent
Pizza & Wine Night were Grenache / Garnacha wines!
The Loteta and Mas de Libian Cotes du Rhone Khayyam,
two really beautiful reds!!
Get your “Grenache Groove” on this weekend!