Grenache - Syrah
Grenache – Syrah wines have been made for many centuries – the combination of Grenache and Syrah has proved extremely successful. Both members of the blend prefer warm climates, such as those found in southern France, in Spain, and in the warmer New World countries. Wines made from this blend typically have aromas of stewed plums, black cherries, blueberries, black olives and even a hint of spiced dark chocolate. In France the blend is widely used in the southern Rhone Valley, both for AOC and IGP wines – the most prestigious wines in which these two varieties come together are those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Just across the Pyrenees, in northern Spain, the pair are used together in various regions, but most notably in the rich, fashionable reds of Priorat.