It's a backwater AOC in France but don't stick one's Gallic nose up at the region, there are good-value wines to be found and this Rosè from Mas Grand Plagniol is one of them, blended from Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
The winery now produces a full line of estate grown Rhône varietals including Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Rosé, Marsanne and Cuvée Le Bec (a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Counoise).
Mostly Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre, this Les Buissons is a dark ruby red with a showy nose of black fruit, spiciness, oaky vanilla, and enlivening earthy notes.
Domaine de l'Oratoire St.-Martin is from the village of Cairanne, a red with a typical regional blend of 60 percent Grenache, 30 percent Mourvèdre and 10 percent Syrah.
Syrah dominates the blend with 43 percent, but then Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Cinsault, and Petite Sirah are thrown into the cask.
The La Bastide Saint Dominique Grenache Secrets de Pignan is an especially unique version because it is made only from Grenache with no other varietals blended in.
Consider Bordeaux-style wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Burgundy-style wines made from Pinot Noir or Rhone-style wines like Syrah and Grenache.
Grenache is a robust grape doesn't wilt under the hot Mediterranean sun, doesn't parch from dry air, and its sturdy vines don't break against a stiff wind.
Rhone-style wines can contain single grapes or blends from the following list of primary Rhone grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne and Marssanne.
There are minor plantings of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Grenache, and Syrah, as well, to add depth and balance to many of their varietals.