Posts tagged Grenache

Perrin Nature Côtes du Rhône AOC, France

This 2009 vintage organic Côtes du Rhône labelled Nature by Perrin is rollicking Grenach and Syrah partnership. Tinted purple and indigo the subtle French oak gently wafts up with the smell of fruit and even some cocoa. I am starting to lean more towards organic wines, and this is yet another bit of evidence that organic does not mean expensive or timid. A couple of years ago organic wine was a buyer beware proposition, but it seems like the weaker producers have been weeded out of the garden Read more [...]

Mont Tauch Les Garrigues Grenache Noir 2009, Vin Du Pays (Languedoc), France

Grenache Noir is a real work horse grape in the wonderful Languedoc region of France.  The grape itself is a transplant from Spain, but the folks of of the Languedoc treat it as if it was their own.  The 2009 Mont Tauch Les Garrigues Grenache Noir is young and spunky, and has sophisticated, macho swagger to it.  Looking good in a tailored suit with this dashing wine boldly wears a necktie of ruby and violet that says look at me.  It has a herbally cologne that gives a little rugged edge to the Read more [...]

Langa Garnacha Centenaria 2006, DO Calatayud, Spain

Garnacha is the Spanish word for the well known light coloured Grenache. But this bottle was definitely not a typical French Grenache – the Langa Garnacha is a dark, dark wine. I will claim ignorance of Calatayud traditions but I was shocked by that darkness as it poured into my bottle. Maybe all DO Calatayud's are that dark, I'll have to open a few other samples from the region to answer that question. The wine had some wood on the nose and an interesting mix of savoury spices and alcohol. Read more [...]
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