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.
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