A declassified Patrimonio red wine since it is made mostly from Grenache (80%) and Nielluccio. Unoaked and full of black berried aromas along with capers, rosemary and other brush-like aromas that the locals call "maquis" and the rest of the French speaking wine world refers to as garrigue - that wild, fresh almost desert-like brush Mediterranean aroma.
The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...
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