Garnacha, also known as Garnacha Tinta

Garnacha

Garnacha variety is an ancient one that has undergone many mutations which affected the berries colour and the hair at the underside of the leaves. It is indigenous from Spain, probably Aragón, but late investigations relate it with the Italian isle of Sardinia, where it is known as Cannoanau.

With relatively early budding but late ripening, it has to be grown in fairly warm climates. It is a vigorous variety (less in case of sandy soils), vulnerable to downy mildew, dead-arm (phomopsis), botrytis cinerea, ring rot, grape moth and millerandage. It has a very high level of sugar in its berries, so in cases of very good performance it loses colour. Acidity levels are moderate. Garnacha is well adapted to slightly acid soils, rich in gravel and limestone. Short pruning and training cup are recommended.  It is well resistant to drought but with tendency to magnesium deficiency. On the other side, Garnacha has good endurance to wood diseases as eutypa dieback and stereum hirsutum or wood rot, which explains its remarkable life-span.

Garnacha is one of the most cultivated varieties in the world, as it can thrive in warm dry climates, so it is suitable in an environment subject to the climate change where drought is an increasingly common phenomenon.  It is usually blended with Syrah, and Monastrell .

In France, Garnacha is the second variety most planted after Merlot, especially in the Rhône, and Languedoc-Roussillon areas, with milder temperatures. The best examples of French Garnacha wines are found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where all Garnacha wines have deep colour and are tannic when young. Sometimes they might be rather vegetal, spiced and with a high alcohol level, where sweet and mature sensations are frequent.

In Spain it is  outreaching in Aragón, Castilla y La Mancha, Castilla y León, Cataluña, La Rioja, Madrid, Extremadura, Navarra and Valencia being the third most planted variety after Tempranillo  and Bobal.

For years, Garnacha was considered as lower quality regarding Tempranillo, but on the 90's decade it started being well considered in the Priorat, reaching the highest prices in the market, so many wine producers changed their point of view. Nowadays it is far more likely that Garnacha appears in the varietal label and some export markets value the sweet concentrated fruit of old Garnacha wines from regions such as Empordà, Campo de Borja, Cariñena, Costers del Segre, Madrid, La Mancha, Méntrida, Somontano, Tarragona, Terra Alta y Utiel-Requena.

Some of the best Garnacha wine producers are: Celler Mas Doix, Celler Vall Llach, Mas Martinet, Álvaro Palacios and Terroir al Limit in Priorat; Chivite and Guelbenzu in Navarra; and finally Can Blau, Orto Vins and Portal del Montsant in Montsant.

Synonyms: Garnacha, Grenache, Garnatxa, Lladoner, Lledoner Negre, Cannonao, Alicante, Garnaxa

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Wine with Garnacha Tinta

Lecea Clarete 2013
Quantity:
3,55 €
Charming
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Lecea Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura, Garnacha
Marmellans Rosat
Quantity:
3,70 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Cataluña Grapes Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cariñena
Marmellans Negre
Quantity:
3,80 €
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Cataluña Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cariñena
Borsao Tinto Selección 2016
Quantity:
4,30 €
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Borsao Appellation Campo de Borja Grapes Garnacha, Syrah, Tempranillo
Lopez de Haro Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,50 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Garnacha, Viura
Jardins Rosé 2015
Quantity:
4,65 €
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84
Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Castillo de Perelada Appellation Empordà Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot
Nekeas Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,80 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Nekeas Appellation Navarra Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha
Jardins Negre 2015
Quantity:
5,00 €
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89
La Multa Garnacha 2013
Quantity:
5,30 €
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Type of wine Young Red Winery El Escocés Volante Appellation Calatayud Grapes Garnacha
Petit Albet Tinto 2014
Quantity:
5,35 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Albet i Noya Appellation Penedés Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Honoro Vera Garnacha 2016
Quantity:
5,40 €
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Ateca Appellation Calatayud Grapes Garnacha
Lopez de Haro Crianza 2014
Quantity:
5,40 €
bottle x6: 5,15 €/u. (-5%)
Other Vintages available: 2013
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Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Honoro Vera Garnacha 2015
Quantity:
5,40 €
Other Vintages available: 2016
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Ateca Appellation Calatayud Grapes Garnacha
Lopez de Haro Crianza 2013
Quantity:
5,40 €
Other Vintages available: 2014
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Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Nekeas Cepa por Cepa 2015
Quantity:
5,50 €
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Bodegas Nekeas Appellation Navarra Grapes Garnacha, Tempranillo
Londoño Tinto 2015
Quantity:
5,55 €
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Type of wine Young Red Winery DSL Bodegas y Viñedos Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha
Mas Donís Negre 2015
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Syrah
Mas Donís Rosat 2015
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot
Vinyet Rosat 2014
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Penedés Grapes Garnacha, Merlot
Revolcón Rosado 2015
Quantity:
5,70 €
bottle x6: 5,40 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Wine Side Story Appellation Navarra Grapes Garnacha
Martí Serdà Rosé - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
5,75 €
Other Bottle sizes: Standard
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86
Type of wine Cava Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Cava Grapes Trepat, Garnacha, Pinot Noir
Espelt Lledoner Rosat 2016
Quantity:
5,75 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Espelt Viticultors Appellation Empordà Grapes Lledoner Negre
Jardín de Lúculo Los Bohemios 2015
Quantity:
5,75 €
bottle x6: 5,45 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas de la Casa de Lúculo Appellation Navarra Grapes Garnacha
Urbión Cuvée 2015
Quantity:
5,80 €
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Hacienda Urbión Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha
Petit Almodí Tinto 2014
Quantity:
5,85 €
bottle x6: 5,55 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Altavins Viticultors Appellation Terra Alta Grapes Garnacha, Mazuelo, Syrah
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