Grenache is the world’s second most widely planted quality red grape and predominates in the South of France and in Spain as Garnacha. It is often blended with other varieties but can be frequently found as a single varietal wine, you may for instance come across it as Sardinia’s Canonnau. Grenache berries have thin skins and ripen late in the growing season. Acid and tannins can be variable depending on growing conditions and cropping levels but tend towards the low-medium end of the spectrum. However, old-vine Grenache grown in schist or stone, such as in Priorat and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, can produce profoundly concentrated wines capable of ageing over many decades. Produced as varietal wine, Grenache exhibits rich, spicy, berry flavours, particularly raspberry.