The following “French” grapes are actually Spanish in origin:

A. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Franc

B. Carignan, Syrah, Grenache

C. Chenin Blanc, Carignan, Carménère

D. Malbec, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo


That was a tough one! The native Spanish varieties are Garnacha (which the French call Grenache), Monastrell, (known as Mourvèdre in France), and Achéria (better known by its French name: Cabernet Franc). Cabernet Franc is thought to have originated in the Spanish País Vasco (Basque Country).

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