Another chicken-and-egg, who-begat-whom origin story is none other than the mighty Garnacha, (aka Grenache, here aka Cannonau.) One of the world’s most planted grapes appeared (apparently contemporaneously?) in both Spain and Sardinia way back in the early 1500s, and may take its name from Italy’s favorite word for local (vernacular) grapes: Vernaccia. But then again, maybe not? Amazingly well-adapted to Mediterranean climates, Grenache loves to love, expressing its lush velvety plushness in the ample sun.