Meaning of Garnacha in English:


Pronunciation /ɡɑːˈnatʃə/


mass noun
  • 1A variety of wine grape grown in Spain.

    ‘Rioja, like neighbouring Navarre, produces rosé entirely from Garnacha grapes.’
    • ‘Red wines, made predominantly from the Garnacha grape, were mostly sold in bulk for blending.’
    • ‘On its own Garnacha produces hefty, alcoholic red wines.’
    • ‘Dark-skinned Garnacha is the second most widely planted variety with 170,000 ha, principally in the north of the country.’
    • ‘Garnacha lends itself to good, dry rosé which Navarre continues to make in large quantities.’
    • ‘Garnacha is used in the production of rosé.’
    • ‘Grenache in France, or Garnacha in its native Spain, is invariably blended but does produce peppery dry wines with marked raspberry tones.’
    • ‘Garnacha is on the wane, and is mainly used for rosés.’
    • ‘It is made from Xarello and Garnacha and is certainly courageous.’
    • ‘The Garnacha grape which accounts for around two-thirds of the Calatayud's production makes heady, potent red wine.’
    • ‘Monastrell, Cencibel, and the red-fleshed Garnacha Tintorera produce big, alcoholic red wines.’
    • ‘A chunky mix of Spanish grapes Garnacha and Carinena, this wine is loaded with aromas of raspberry, plum, pepper and spice.’
    • ‘The authorities, anxious to modernize Navarre's image, have been positively discouraging new plantings of Garnacha, however.’
    • ‘We also have great older vineyards here - for example we ourselves have a vineyard of 105 year old Garnacha vines.’
    1. 1.1A red or rosé wine made from Garnacha grapes.
      ‘Spanish Garnacha can be one of the wine world's incomparable bargains.’
      • ‘This wine is equally explicit: an exuberant Garnacha in the rich and lusty style seen in Sardinia.’
      • ‘I had hoped that the Garnacha from Spain would make an interesting change from my staple Aussie and Chilean reds.’
      • ‘Both the Gran Garnacha 2003, Carinena and its stablemate, the Gran Tempranillo 2003, are soft, juicy and smooth.’


Spanish, from Italian vernaccia (see Vernaccia). The grape is known in France and elsewhere as Grenache.