One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A variety of wine grape grown in Spain.
- ‘Red wines, made predominantly from the Garnacha grape, were mostly sold in bulk for blending.’
- ‘A chunky mix of Spanish grapes Garnacha and Carinena, this wine is loaded with aromas of raspberry, plum, pepper and spice.’
- ‘On its own Garnacha produces hefty, alcoholic red wines.’
- ‘Garnacha is on the wane, and is mainly used for rosés.’
- ‘The authorities, anxious to modernize Navarre's image, have been positively discouraging new plantings of Garnacha, however.’
- ‘Rioja, like neighbouring Navarre, produces rosé entirely from Garnacha grapes.’
- ‘It is made from Xarello and Garnacha and is certainly courageous.’
- ‘Garnacha lends itself to good, dry rosé which Navarre continues to make in large quantities.’
- ‘Garnacha is used in the production of rosé.’
- ‘The Garnacha grape which accounts for around two-thirds of the Calatayud's production makes heady, potent red wine.’
- ‘Dark-skinned Garnacha is the second most widely planted variety with 170,000 ha, principally in the north of the country.’
- ‘Monastrell, Cencibel, and the red-fleshed Garnacha Tintorera produce big, alcoholic red wines.’
- ‘Grenache in France, or Garnacha in its native Spain, is invariably blended but does produce peppery dry wines with marked raspberry tones.’
- ‘We also have great older vineyards here - for example we ourselves have a vineyard of 105 year old Garnacha vines.’
- 1.1 A red or rosé wine made from Garnacha grapes.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Spanish, from Italian vernaccia (see vernaccia). The grape is known in France and elsewhere as Grenache.
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