Garnacha Tinta/Grenache Noir (black) produces round and smooth wines with red fruit scents in its lighter, brighter styles and black-toned fruits in its richer, meatier styles.
Moving into the main courses, poultry, pork and oilier fish work well with light- or medium-bodied reds. Red meat, game and grilled meat need a wine that is equally robust in flavor. Look for fuller-bodied reds. If your meal includes grilled dishes, wines that were aged in new oak will show a nice smokiness to complement the food’s charred flavors. Anything spicy or gamey, like lamb or dishes generously seasoned with exotic spices would be well-paired with a Garnacha/Grenache blended with Syrah, a grape that has clear black pepper tones.
Grenache wine is so versatile that can create a wine style for almost every wine consumer out there, and you can trust it will also play along in your favorite BBQ parties, having an innate affinity with grilled meats. It specially works best with roasted meats, lamb, good beef or steaks and all types of stews and casseroles, game, and even flavorful fish stews.
If you wrap up your meal with a cheese course, lighter and less tannic reds or fruity white or red fortified styles will all be delightful. However, if your last course is dessert, opt for a dry wine with cheese so as to not tire out your companions’ palates. Then move into the sweet and fortified wines with your dessert.