Definition of Garnacha in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡärˈnäCHə/


1A variety of wine grape grown in Spain.
Example sentences
  • Rioja, like neighbouring Navarre, produces rosé entirely from Garnacha grapes.
  • Red wines, made predominantly from the Garnacha grape, were mostly sold in bulk for blending.
  • On its own Garnacha produces hefty, alcoholic red wines.
1.1A red or rosé wine made from Garnacha grapes.
Example sentences
  • Spanish Garnacha can be one of the wine world's incomparable bargains.
  • This wine is equally explicit: an exuberant Garnacha in the rich and lusty style seen in Sardinia.
  • I had hoped that the Garnacha from Spain would make an interesting change from my staple Aussie and Chilean reds.


Spanish, from Italian vernaccia (see vernaccia). The grape is known in France and elsewhere as Grenache.

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Syllabification: Gar·na·cha

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