Tesco Finest Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2010

The Grenache grape is the most widely planted grape for red wine and enjoys a somewhat mixed reputation, perhaps due to it’s sheer abundancy.  Although sometimes reviled it actually forms over 80% of the extremely popular and celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

It requires hot and dry conditions and this particular red is made from the old Grenache vines of the Côtes Catalanes in the far south of France.  It is a medium bodied, silky red and has a deep fruity flavour, mostly plum, with an almost dark-chocolate after taste.

This type of deep red will stand up well against a hearty, meaty meal.  It makes a wonderful accompaniment to roast beef and would do well alongside a lamb hot-pot or hearty stew.  It is a winter red for sure.

This bottle is currently on offer in Tescos for £5.55 and, at this price, it would be tempting to stock up with a few and put them away to have with your Christmas dinner.

This post forms part of Mum of One’s Wine Corner.  To find out more click the magic button below.



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