It is a prolific grape, producing well in warm climates, and as such has often been relegated to workhorse status, providing cheap red wine for blending. But it can also produce wines of extraordinary finesse, full of summer-fruit flavors with a spicy edge.

This versatile grape, celebrated on Sept. 16 this year, does particularly well in various parts of Spain.

The grenache grape is widely planted in many corners of the wine-growing world, most notably in France and Spain but also in Australia and California, and in lesser quantities everywhere from Washington State to Mexico, Chile to South Africa, Israel to Italy, and more.

It is a prolific grape, producing well in warm climates, and as such has often been relegated to workhorse status, providing cheap red wine for blending. But it can also produce wines of extraordinary finesse, full of summer-fruit flavors with a spicy edge.

 

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