Red grape, known primarily for it's role (along with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) in the wines of Bordeaux. This grape is also grown heavily in Spain (known there as Garnacha), and more recently in California and Australia. Grenache generally makes a lighter bodied wine when not blended, and is known for it's slightly spicy character.
Also confusingly known under the synonym names Alicante in the south of France and Guarnaccia in the Ischia DOC, Campania, Italy. It should not be confused with the shortened name for the late nineteenth century cross Alicante Bouschet. Grenache is curren