Grenache (/ɡrəˈnæʃ/) is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where the grape most likely originated. It is also grown in the Italian isle of Sardinia, the south of France, Australia, and California's Monterey AVA and San Joaquin Valley.
It is generally spicy, berry-flavored and soft on the palate and produces wine with a relatively high alcohol content, but it needs careful control of yields for best results. Characteristic flavor profiles on Grenache include red fruit flavors (raspberry and strawberry) with a subtle, white pepper spice note.
In Australia it is typically blended in "GSM" blends with Syrah (commonly known as Shiraz in that country) and Mourvèdre with old vine examples in McLaren Vale.
Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence;
. To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000)
. For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)