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Grenache Thompson

Grenache Thompson Wine Details

Description: I have always loved the syrah from this vineyard and bought this grenache on a lark. It looked particularly well farmed and made a surprisingly good wine. Thompson Vineyard is situated in a cool enough spot to allow a leisurely ripening of grenache fruit without the excessive loss of acidity that usually occurs in warmer sites. This wine displays an aromatic flamboyance that only grenache can show, yet has uncommonly fine balance and subtlety.

Varietal Definition
Grenache Noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a Rosé, but most often as a backbone of red blends. Its strength is its ability to grow in arid and windy conditions. It’s particularly suited to warm coastal regions of California, Spain and France. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth and a sweet berry character.Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône Rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape’s origin.


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