Grenache (Garnacha) is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world and is grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. It is for the most part spicy, berry-flavoured and soft on the palate and produces wine with a relatively high alcohol content. The grapes ripen late so they need hot and dry conditions. Food pairings: Game and light dishes for the high alcohol and low acidity. The spice in Grenache makes it the perfect companion for spicy and herb based dishes such as roasted meats and vegetables.