Most French Roses are Grenache Rose

By now, you’ve probably realized you’ve enjoyed plenty of grenache over the years without even realizing it. Well, here’s another one for you: if you’ve ever had a French rosé, it’s more likely to have been grenache.

Lirac and Tavel are all-rosé appellations in the southern Rhone Valley, and the vast majority of their wines are 100% grenache. Provence, too, is famous for its grenache rosé, and it’s easy to see why. Flavors of strawberry, watermelon, lemon, and cucumber dominate, and most are just slightly sweet, making for a gorgeously refreshing treat in the summertime.

Learn more about Red Grenache and Grenache Blanc.