Tesco Finest Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2010

Feb 20, 2012 by

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.


  1. You are so sophisticated and divine.

    It’ll be Guinness for me at Christmas.

  2. Just made a big rich meaty, tomato-y pasta and had a glass of this with it on your recommendation. Very nice it is too. Cheers! *clinks glass*


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