The Grenache Noir grape (also known as garnacha) is the main root of the grenache family of vines, being most widely planted in the Rhone Valley and in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Grenache is also known for being one of the principle grapes in red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. Grenache is a versatile grape, being resistant to wind and drought, due to the thick skin of the grapes. The alcohol levels can be very high, with varying levels of tannins and acidity, however, the wines normally hold a firm body. This grape is considered versatile when pairing with food, but some recommendations are as follows; pairing with spicy lamb or beef.