Similar to Merlot, this is a seriously underrated and underappreciated grape variety. It is one of the most planted grape varieties on the planet, yet most have never heard of it. It makes its way in to most Provence Rosé, it’s
an important blending partner in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône and it is a serious, prestigious wine in Priorat and Rioja in Spain (known as Garnacha). It can produce high yields, and as such delivers decent, quaffable wines, but when yields are restricted, the wines become concentrated and provide layers and layers of aromas.

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Distinctive Flavours N/A Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Milk Chocolate, White Pepper Cherry Jam, Strawberry, Raspberry Jam, Chocolate, White Pepper
Acidity N/A Medium Medium
Alcohol N/A Medium+ High
Body N/A Medium+ Medium+
Tannin N/A Medium Medium+
Sugar N/A Dry Dry

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