- Tamlyn Currin, jancisrobinson.com
Grenache for the jubilant fruit, Carignan to keep it fresh, Grenache Gris to lighten things up, and Lladoner. What’s Lladoner?
It’s only 3%, so really, who cares, but if you’ve read this far, you’re probably the sort that likes details. Lladoner is Grenache with fuzzy leaves and smaller clusters of fruit. It is generally spicier and less flash than its smooth-leaf cousin. Genetically it is identical to Grenache, but some genes were scrambled in the past resulting in these changes. Like all things this obscure, it has a cult following.