1A variety of black wine grape native to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
- They're using a gamut of grapes, from Grenache and Syrah to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Secondary varieties, all of these tested and developed at the region's important viticultural research station at Alaigne, include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Syrah.
- Purists may disagree with me, but I'm convinced that some red grapes - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache are good examples - taste much better blended than they do in isolation.
1.1A sweet red dessert wine made from the Grenache grape.
- Bandol, Tavel, Bardolino Chiaretto, Grenache, and Rose of Pinot Noir are just samples of wines that celebrate the flavors of barbecued food.
- The majority are Pinot Noirs and Syrahs, with a few Grenaches, Rhone blends and the like included.
- As young wines Grenaches are firm and sometimes rough textured.
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