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The Grenache grape: promising future

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Sommeliers, wine producers and connoisseurs from all over the world are praising the values of the Grenache grape, that offers fine wines and intense production.

This variety, though it has a strong historic presence in countries such as France, Spain and Australia, is also spreading elsewhere. Additionally, those that highlight Grenache as a grape of great future, do so thanks to its large capacity to thrive in hot conditions. Something that must be taken into account, because of the climate change, which is making many places even hotter and therefore, this grape has a promising future. 

These are some of the reasons for such a promising future:

  • Grenache in South Africa. The Grenache variety potential is big, since it is increasingly important also in places like South Africa, where plantations slowly increased from about 40 hectares in 2000 to 188 hectares in 2010.
  • Aromas and flavours. According to experts, the wine made from Grenache grape is a friendly wine, a wine with aroma. And it’s a good alternative to all the most important varieties today.
  • Resistant grape. In addition to withstand heat, Grenache grape is resistant to some wood diseases, which made it more precious.
  • Grenache-Pinot Noir. In addition, there are many similarities between the Grenache grape and Pinot Noir, as they can be enjoyed young. Grenache for sommeliers is synonymous with maturity.
  • In many wineries. In wineries in France, Grenache variety is growing. Its producers strive to offer fresh tasting wines, and the importance of oxygen in the harmonization of the mixture of young wine, and so acidity, structure and tannins.

The quality of grenache grapes is truly a world to discover, a world of good wines that you can not miss.

 

 TAGS:Remelluri Reserva 2007Remelluri Reserva 2007

Remelluri Reserva 2007 is a red wine with Rioja DO with tempranillo and graciano of 2007 and 13.5º of volume of alcohol.

 

 

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Viña Arana Reserva 2005 is a a red wine with Rioja DO from La Rioja Alta cellar based on garnacha and mazuelo of 2005 and 12.8º of alcohol. 

 

 

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Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2007 is a red wine from the Rioja DO made with garnacha tinta and graciano of 2007 and with 14º of alcohol content.

Garnacha, defending the native

 TAGS:After many “fads” and tests with different prestigious international varieties, many cellars and production areas in Spain have taken up the cultivation of the Garnacha.

The spanish Garnacha (Grenache in France) is a late variety, very vigorous and productive. It adapts well to sandy soils with stones and is slightly acidic. It reaches its highest expression in old vines from the eastern half of the Iberian peninsula but it growns in greater or lesser degree in almost all Spanish wine regions.

Garnacha produces balanced wines. The red or rose garnacha wine can easily reach 15° alcohol, has little colour, good body and good acidity. The palate is fleshy and tasty. Spanish wines made ??from garnacha are beginning to be recognized around the world as a sign of our Mediterranean style in red wines.

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Artazuri Rosado 2011

 

 

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Borsao Selección 2012

Synonyms for grape names

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Bastardo (Bastard), Periquita (lovebird), Rabigato (tailed cat) … we are speaking, of course, of the names of grapes.

There are plenty of vines to make wine, many of which are very popular in the world. But these grapes have more than just one name, usually due to their areas of origin where they are called by different names. That’s why we have compiled for you the most famous grapes and their other names.

  • Tempranillo – This grape of Spanish origin, receives some similar name and some additions such as Tempranillo Rioja, Tempranillo from Rioja, Tempranillo from Perralta, Tempranillo from Rioza and the feminine form would be Tempranilla, synonym of Tempranillo. But undoubtedly the most popular synonyms are Tinto Fino (Ribera Del Duero), Tinta del Pais (in Rioja and Ribera del Duero) and Tinta de Toro (Toro). In Catalonia the name is Ull de Llebre, and in Portugal is used with the name of Tinta Roriz, eing an important part of the usual mix of Porto wine. It is Less frequently called Cencibel de la Mancha, Tinto de Toro, and Tinto de Madrid, Aragonese Tinta, Arganda, Cencibel Chinchillana, Escobera, Garnacho, Foño, Jaciuera, Black of Mesa, Grenache Logroño, Arinha Tinto, Tinta Santiago, Montereiro Tinta, Riojano Tinto, Valdepeñas, Verdiell and Vid de Aranda.
  • GarnachaGarnacha of Spanish origin, called “Garnacha tintorera” is also known as Alicante, Alicante Bouschet, Moratón, Negral, Tinto basto, and just as a Tintorera. The Garnacha Tinta, also receives many synonyms as: carignan rouge, Carignane rosso, rosso carinagne, elegant, francese, black garnaccho, common Garnacha, Grenache black alloying, alloying di Rivalto, alloying poggiarelli, Grenache common Black Grenache, Garnacha black, Grenache Grenache red or gray Garnache in Castilla y Leon and Catalonia, garnatxa black garnatxa country, or garnatjo or Garnatxo, in the Maresme (Catalonia) and at the north of Catalonia, Giró or Gironet in Mallorca, Granaccia, toccai rosso and grape from Spain ‘uva di spagna’, among others.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Undoubtedly one of the grapes most commonly used in winemaking, this popularity gives it many synonyms such as bordeaux, sauvignon rouge, petit Bouchet, Carbonet, marchoupet, Vaucluse, carmenet, burgundy red, castet, Verona, board Breton, Cabernet sovinjon, bidure, Navarre, lafet, petit cabernet and petit Vidure among others.
  • Syrah – In other countries outside of France, country of origin of this grape it is also called Shiraz (Australia and New Zealand). But in France it is given names like: Candive Noir, Entournerein, Hignin Noir, Plan de la Biaune, Schiraz, Sérine, Séräne, Sirac, Syra and Syrac.
  • Macabeo – Is a grape of Spanish origin, also called: Alcañol, Alcañón, Blanca de Daroca, Charas Blanc, Forcalla, Gredelín, Lardot, Maccabeu, Perpignan, la cola de Renard, Rossan, Viuna or Viura, being the last two the most popular synonyms together with Alcañol.
  • AirenIs the more cultivated white grape in Spain, and there gets names like Lairén, mantuo laeren, valdepeñas, laeren del rye, valdepenero, aidén, manchega, forcallada, forcallat, and lairén.
  • Chardonnay – This grape originated in Burgundy goes by many names, among them are: ardone, klevanjka biela, chatey petit, sainte marie petite, chaudenet, rousseau, rouci bile, bargeois blanc, arboisier, chardennet, arnaison blanc, luisant, aubaine, auvernat blanc, epinette blanche, moulon, plant de tonnerre, maconnais, auxois blanc, noirien blanc, melon blanc, gentil blanc, chablis, arnoison, beaumois, pinot chardonnay, clevner weiss, auvernas blanc, auxerrois blanc, petit chatey, petite saint-marie, pinot blanc a cramant, melon d’arbois, gelber weissburgunder, feinburgunder, roussot, blanc de champagne, breisgauer sussling, romeret, morillon blanc, feherburgundi, pinot blanc chardonnay, weissedler, auvergnat blanc, epinette de champagne, ericey blanc, grosse bourgogne, lisant, luizant, luizannais, luzannois, maurillon blanc, moreau blanc, romere, burgundi feher, claevner, klawner, weiss silber, rulander weiss, feher chardonnay, shardone, and pino shardone.
  • Bonarda – This grape is called in France: Fouce noir. And in Italy: Dolcetto Nero.

Shall we drink a few wines? We recommend you some wines with a mixture of grapes (blend or coupage) among the tastiest on the market: 

 

 TAGS:Viña Albina Reserva 2004Viña Albina Reserva 2004

The most typical blend from Rioja is Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, combined in this wine to create a fantastic range of aromas and flavour.

Buy Viña Albina Reserva 2004 8,95

 

 

 TAGS:Pago de Carraovejas Crianza 2008Pago de Carraovejas Crianza 2008

Pago de Carraovejas is one of the mythical wineries of Ribera del Duero. This great wine is made from a mixture in which the protagonist is the Tempranillo, accompanied by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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