Guide to Rhone Blends

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Grenache is the main grape in many Rhone blends and most Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf-du-pape. It's a grape that yields soft, lightly colored yet full wines, endowed with deep notes of strawberry and raspberry. While not prone to producing particularly rich or complex wines in France, Grenache is one of the world's most widely-planted grapes, producing unique expression wherever it is planted. It is particularly common in Spain as Garnacha, and in Sardinia as Canonnau.

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