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Grenache Line breaks: Gre|nache
Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈnaʃ/

Definition of Grenache in English:


[mass noun]
1A variety of black wine grape native to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Example sentences
  • 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 red or rosé wine made from the Grenache grape.
Example sentences
  • 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.


French. The grape is known in Spain as Garnacha.

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