Garnacha (in French grenache) is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world. Grenache ripens late, so it needs dry and warm conditions such as those found in Spain, where it is probably native. It also grows in Sardinia, southern France, Australia and the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Garnacha peluda (translated as "hairy garnacha") produces medium-sized and compact clusters. The grain is smaller than Garnacha tinta, with more acidity and thicker skin. The lower surface of the leaf is covered with a villus from which the name comes. The vine gives early buds and the grapes mature between the end of September and the beginning of October.
White grenache is a white grape variety of wine that is related to the grenache red grape. It has traditionally been used alone or mixed with macabeo, parellada, muscatel or Pedro Ximénez to make mistela. It produces wines of great body, low acidity and a great degree of alcohol, straw yellow color; It has floral and fruity aromas. Its vigor can lead to overproduction and flaccidity. Since the 1980s, it has been the fifth white wine grape most planted in France.
Called Lledoner Roig in the Empordà, it is a vinifera variety, that is recognized inside the family of the garnachas by the color of its red berries. The red grenache is a red variety, although the regulatory council of the DO Empordà classifies it as a white variety since the type of vinification used is more typical of white varieties. The red grenache gives white wines more body, structure and elongated in the mouth than white. At the olfactory level, enjoy a good aromatic intensity. Predominate the primary aromas of citrus notes and red fruits.
Originally from Aragón. It adapts well to any area and is resistant to drought, frost and diseases. It extends throughout Spain, mainly in Rioja, Navarra, Madrid, Catalonia and the Mediterranean. This great variety of cultivation areas gives rise to a wide variety of wines, in general of high alcoholic and aromatic content. It is also suitable for breeding mixed with other varieties.