It’s another addition to the “Alternatives to a Fave” series! This time: Grenache/Garnacha.
As an extension of the Grape Mini-series, we come up with lists of wines that lovers of a specific grape can try as alternatives. Grenache/Garnacha comes in many different forms — as a juicy, cherry-berry standalone grape in Spain, as lighter blender in the Rhône and Rioja, in rosé and fortified wines, and as full, serious wine in places like Priorat (Spain), Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France), and Australia, where old vines make very intense wines.
Photo: Grenache grapes in California. Credit: Getty Images via Canva
This one was a challenge, but we came up with a good list of ideas and most won’t burn a hole in your wallet! This show focuses only on the red wines (not rosé or sweet wines) and our list includes everything from Zinfandel to Nero d’Avola, to Valpolicella and Alentejo blends (Portugal), on the lighter side to Syrah, Amarone, and Aglianico on the heavy side.
We hope, as usual, that this show opens some new doors and gives you new ideas of wines to add to your repertoire!
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