When I first started encountering varietal Grenache wines in Rioja, I have to say, I wasn’t bowled over by a great many of them. It was often the case that they were from cooler point in Rioja which didn’t seem to favor what is in reality, a Mediterranean grape. Let’s be clear in that those from Rioja Oriental show very well, but that’s because this is in effect the start of Mediterranean Spain. It’s taken me some time to come around to this very, very different form of Grenache in […]

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