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Grenache Noir tastes delicious as a cuvée and varietal

Grenache Noir is popular for wine growers and wine lovers alike. Wine growers like to produce varietal wine with this grape but they also like to produce cuvées out of this variety, because of its soft but alcoholic character, with more tannic varieties like the Spanish Rioja. Mostly juicy and alcoholic red wines are produced out of the Grenache Noir grape but also white and rose wines are possible. The Grenache Noir’s key features are cherry aromas and nuances of pepper. Under good climatic conditions and a slight crop the Grenache Noir grape can yield concentrated wines with a long shelf life.

 

Grenache Noir is the most cultivated red variety world wide

Grenache Noir is the most planted red variety in the whole world. It is known under several names like Granaxa, Cannonau or Garnacha. The red variety is most probably original from the Spanish area of Aragon and took over from there to the rest of the wine world. Mostly vintners from Spain and France like to cultivate Grenache Noir. In Spain the variety covers about 68000 hectares and in France even 97000 hectares of wine area. The Grenache Noir is also common in Australia, Argentina, Israel, the USA, South Africa and many other wine growing countries.

 

Grenache Noir goes well with dinner

Wine lovers like to drink the Grenache Noir on its own but it is also well combinable with different dishes because oft its lightness. The red wine tastes delicious with lobster, mushroom dishes and delicate pasta. Wine lovers can choose and enjoy their favourite wine, the Grenache Noir, or from another large range of different wines at our South African Wine Online Shop.