Aussie Grenache, long been the quiet brother to the “Chest out” Shiraz grape making all the noise, we consider Grenache is more the backbone of the Australian wine industry.
The grape of choice historically for our Fortified foundations back in the 1800’s, which few know about.
Australian has the oldest Grenache vines in the world, often bush vines and low yielding, but now starting to gain the accolades it deserves.
Popular with the new generation of wine drinkers, with bright fruit, flavor that just jumps out.
When you think of Aussie Grenache , think back patio, summer’s day, Picnics, Angus and Julia Stone, and a Pair of Thongs ( Flip Flops for our American mates!)
The roots of can be found in Chateauneuf-du-pape and Cotes du Rhone in France, and now the Spanish have grabbed the limelight with this amazing grape, but don’t be distracted by the noise, Aussie Grenache is hear to stay , we have the history and the the new wave of drinkers world wide.
G.S.M , the Rhone blends that Australia became famous for in the 90’s were all founded on Grenacha.
Grenache or Garnacha (as it is known in Spain) most likely originated in the region of Aragon in northern Spain, according to ampelographical evidence. Plantings probably spread from the original birthplace to Catalonia and other lands under the Crown of Aragon such as Sardinia and Roussillon in southern France.
Also known under a variety of synonyms across the globe. These include: Abundante, Aleante, Aleantedi Rivalto, Aleante Poggiarelli, Alicant Blau, Alicante, Alicante, Aragones, Bois Jaune, Bordò, Cannonaddu, Cannonadu Nieddu, Cannonau, Cannonau Selvaggio, Canonazo, Carignane rosso, Elegante, Francese, Gamay del Trasimeno, Gamay Perugino, Garnaccho negro, Garnacha Comun, Garnacha negra, Garnacha Roja, Garnacha tinta, Garnatxa negra, Garnatxa Pais, Gironet, Granaccia, Granaxa, Grenacha noir, Grenacha rouge, Kek Grenache, Lladoner, Mencida, Navaro, Navarre, Navarre de la Dordogne, Navarro, Negru Calvese, Ranconnat, Redondal, Retagliadu Nieddu, Rivesaltes, Roussillon Tinto, Roussillon, Rouvaillard, Sans Pareil, Santa Maria de Alcantara, Tentillo, Tintella, Tintilla, Tinto Menudo, Tinto Navalcarnero, Tai rosso, Toledana, Uva di Spagna