COMMON SYNONYM: Garnacha, Garnacha tinta, Grenache, Alicante
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
SPECIES: V. vinifera
HARVEST TIMING: Late
CLONES OFFERED: 01A, 02, 03
Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu
OTHER INFORMATION: Grenache is believed to be descended from the Cannonau grape, an ancient variety grown in Sardinia. This hardy vine is one of the most popularly planted wine varieties world-wide. Purple grapes lacking in acidity, tannin and color make for blending with blush wines that age well. This vine is susceptible to various grape diseases, has good wind tolerance and grows well in dry, warm or drought climates.