In Aragon, to speak of Grenache is to speak of tasty wines, greedy ones that warm the mouth, which are the good ones, that invite you to drink more in a meal. It is talking about complex pink, fleshy sometimes with body and delicate color but that enclose a powerful and formidable soul. Undoubtedly the best young rosés are those made with the Garnacha variety. All these nuances are appreciated in Paniza Rosado, a young wine with body and great balance. It is an intense pink, fruity and floral wine with notes of plum and black fruit.
In reds it is the variety that produces wines that can be silky and delicate, even very powerful and with high graduations as they were years ago depending on the time in which it was harvested. Viñas Viejas de Paniza, from the author’s range of wines from the winery, is a 100% Garnacha red. It is made with old vines up to 100 years old that come from the highest areas. It is a complex wine with aromas of raspberry and pillory, with subtle hints of mocha and vanilla. Marida to perfection with meats, pates, sausages, red meats and roasts.
Grenache was once reviled and then, with the arrival of research enology, it has positioned itself as one of the most requested of a specific public. But a group of Aragonese farmers always defended it and considered that the three designations of origin from Zaragoza, Cariñena, Calatayud and Campo de Borja would be the most benefited from their uniqueness because the contribution of distinction would be, over time, the proof of the nine of which they had reason. Harvest and more careful harvests, elaborations with large doses of care and care have been fundamental in revitalizing this unique grape.
Majority of the Mediterranean arch is the fashionable grape. Battered years ago, is now listed in the world. Spain is the country with the most hectares of Grenache, followed by France and Italy. Aragón, Cataluña, Navarra, Rioja and Sierra de Gredos are the areas with the highest concentration of this grape variety.
The dry and warm climate of the Mediterranean is the environment conducive to this formidable grape. It adapts very well to poor soils, withstands heat, provides a good alcohol content and color, is very productive and can even be planted up to 2,000 meters above sea level.
In recent years it has been the subject of international competitions of great significance and many successes and even congresses that speak only of it. In some sectors of the public, as in the case of the United States, it has a good number of fans, as indicated above, its uniqueness and its differentiation from the rest of the varieties