Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. The grape ripens late, meaning that is requires hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where it most likely orginated from. Grenache is generally spicy, berry flavored and soft on the palate, producing wine with a relatively high alcohol content. Characteristic flavor profiles of the wine include fruit flavors such as strawberry and raspberry, with a subtle, white pepper spice note. As grenache ages the wines tend to take on a more leathery and tar flavor.