Definition of Garnacha in English:

Garnacha

noun

  • 1A variety of wine grape grown in Spain.

    • ‘Monastrell, Cencibel, and the red-fleshed Garnacha Tintorera produce big, alcoholic red wines.’
    • ‘Rioja, like neighbouring Navarre, produces rosé entirely from Garnacha grapes.’
    • ‘On its own Garnacha produces hefty, alcoholic red wines.’
    • ‘Garnacha is on the wane, and is mainly used for rosés.’
    • ‘A chunky mix of Spanish grapes Garnacha and Carinena, this wine is loaded with aromas of raspberry, plum, pepper and spice.’
    • ‘We also have great older vineyards here - for example we ourselves have a vineyard of 105 year old Garnacha vines.’
    • ‘Dark-skinned Garnacha is the second most widely planted variety with 170,000 ha, principally in the north of the country.’
    • ‘The authorities, anxious to modernize Navarre's image, have been positively discouraging new plantings of Garnacha, however.’
    • ‘Garnacha is used in the production of rosé.’
    • ‘Grenache in France, or Garnacha in its native Spain, is invariably blended but does produce peppery dry wines with marked raspberry tones.’
    • ‘Garnacha lends itself to good, dry rosé which Navarre continues to make in large quantities.’
    • ‘It is made from Xarello and Garnacha and is certainly courageous.’
    • ‘The Garnacha grape which accounts for around two-thirds of the Calatayud's production makes heady, potent red wine.’
    • ‘Red wines, made predominantly from the Garnacha grape, were mostly sold in bulk for blending.’
    1. 1.1A red or rosé wine made from Garnacha grapes.
      • ‘Both the Gran Garnacha 2003, Carinena and its stablemate, the Gran Tempranillo 2003, are soft, juicy and smooth.’
      • ‘This wine is equally explicit: an exuberant Garnacha in the rich and lusty style seen in Sardinia.’
      • ‘I had hoped that the Garnacha from Spain would make an interesting change from my staple Aussie and Chilean reds.’
      • ‘Spanish Garnacha can be one of the wine world's incomparable bargains.’

Origin

Spanish, from Italian vernaccia (see vernaccia). The grape is known in France and elsewhere as Grenache.

Pronunciation:

Garnacha

/ˌɡärˈnäCHə/