Grenache Noir (better known simply as Grenache) is a grape that features in one of the world’s greatest red blends (it’s the “G” in “GSM”) and also in some of the world’s greatest wines, including the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Yet it isn’t as widely known, nor does it have quite the same cachet as more famous red grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon or even its counterpart in the Rhone Valley, Syrah. This class is designed to rectify that! Grenache is the predominant or sole grape in outstanding wines from France (of course), but also from Spain (“Garnacha”), Italy (“Cannonau”), California, Australia, and other new world wine regions. Additionally, the grape’s white variant (Grenache Blanc) can also produce outstanding wines. Grenache's character varies depending on its origin. It is medium-bodied but deceptively light in color, and depending on where it’s grown, Grenache can have subtle aromas reminiscent of candied fruit, orange rinds, or ruby-red grapefruit. When grown in Old World regions such as Côtes du Rhône and Sardinia, it can have herbal notes of dried oregano and tobacco. But wherever the grape thrives, it creates wines of world-class quality.
So join the expert staff of Finewine.com for our May wine class- “Gorgeous Grenache”. We’ll taste and compare as many as 10 classic wines, accompanied by light hors d’oeuvres. Tasting classes at Finewine.com are geared to both beginners and experts alike, and this class will be enlightening for both. Come and explore some remarkable wines from this classic grape- taste, learn, discuss and enjoy!