The grape variety called Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world. It is probably originated from Spain, where is widely diffused. Today can be found mainly – but not only – in the south of France, California and Australia.
The Cannonau, typical of Sardinia, Italy, is very similar to the Grenache, and can actually be considered a local variation of the main Grenache grape.
The Grenache tend to be dry, with low acidity and tannins, and heavy body. It is usually blended with other varieties such as the Syrah/Shiraz, Tempranillo, Cinsaut and Carignan.