Garnacha – now the height of fashion


(I will bear all this in mind today as I begin my assault of 2014 Châteauneufs here in the Rhône Valley – JR)  

In Spain today there is one grape variety that is without doubt really shining: Garnacha. This cultivar known as Grenache internationally is now the height of fashion in the Spanish market [reflecting an Australian trend – JR], which is also helping producers to push their brands further abroad. Historically this fantastic grape has been undervalued and unappreciated. Naturally high yielding, it has been widely used to produce commodity, entry-level rosé and red wines. Additionally, it has...