Grenache Definition

grən-näsh, grĕn-äsh
A variety of grape grown in Spain and France that is used to make red wine.
American Heritage
A medium-bodied red wine made from this grape.
American Heritage

Origin of Grenache

  • From French grenache from Old French (vin) vernache a variety of fine wine from Old Italian vernaccia originally a fine variety of Ligurian wine, later any of several fine Italian wines from Vernaccia variant of Vernazza name of the coastal town in Liguria from which the wine was shipped

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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