How you pronounce this grape depends on whether you’re north or south of the Pyrenees. In France, Grenache thrives in the sunny south, particularly the Languedoc and Southern Rhône Valley. It achieves ultra-ripeness in the sun and makes wines that are high in alcohol with sweet and peppery flavours. It also is one of the fundamental grapes that make up a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. But it is actually a Spanish grape and its original name is Garnacha. Unlike in France, where it is usually part of a blend, in Spain it can stand alone to make wonderfully fruity and spicy reds.