Grenache Blanc

Name of varietal: Grenache Blanc

Common synonyms: Garnacha Blanco, Garnaxta Blanco, Silla Blanc, Belan, Feher Grenache

Parentage of the grape: Grenache Noir

History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Grenache or Garnacha. It is native to northeast Spain and came to France via the Pyrenees, where it has flourished in the Rhone and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It is most often used as a major player in aromatic white blends, where it lends a crisp acidity and slightly floral component to balance out the flavor profiles.

Characteristics of the grape: medium to full-bodied, green apple, honeydew melon, white peaches, lemon, dill, white flowers, oxidizes easily.

Regions where the grape is currently important: Spain: Priorat, Navarra, Aragon, Calatayud, Alella; France: Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Australia, California.

Type or types of wines the grape produces: dry white, usually in blends

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  • La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2019


    This year's edition by La Vieille Ferme (Perrin-owned) Blanc is from Luberon, a ... depends. Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc seem to dominate; the nose is of tropical and sub-tropical fruit such as papaya, various melons, and pear. Entry is dominated by these flavours, although some stem (lignin) intrudes due to the cheaper production (most li... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes du Rhone "Saint-vincent" 2018


    The 2018 Saint-Vincent blend CdR from Gabriel Meffre is on target once more: ... once more: The backbone of Grenache Blanc is bolstered by some ginger snap of Viognier and soft herbal tea flavours and scent of Roussanne. Bouquet is very inviting at this price point: kiwi fruit, wet iron minerality, and viognier ginger and cake spice. Quite... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • The Kendall Jackson 2012 Chard Reserve is a good buy.  Interesting that it ... Viognier) other than just Grenache Blanc.  I have not tried it this year, but at about 15 dollars plus tax a great buy here in BC (for other readers, these funds are $C, not $US).Anyway, why pay mor Read More

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  • Chateau Gassier le Pas du Moine Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2018


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Epoch Estate Wines White 2018


    47% Grenache Blanc, 42% Viognier, 11% Roussanne -- Beautiful, straw color in the glass. Viognier is immediately recognizable on the nose--honeysuckle, apricot. Again, Viognier fruitiness is apparent on the tongue--peach, table grapes, and the almost-gewurztraminer spiciness. However, this wine is loaded with acid--from the other grapes, I wou... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Vignobles Jerome Quiot Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Lieu-Dit les Combes d'Arnevel 2015


    Considerable lime, white table grape and gooseberry on the nose with a slight golden hue in the glass. Entry is smooth and balanced - with acidic gooseberry elements, citrus (lime) and quince (or perhaps apple-pear). This is fine white wine with elegance - one you could drink all afternoon on the patio for a great price. 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine shop in London ...,grenache blanc,rousanne and viognier,thogh I do not know in what proportions,sourced from areas in the southern Rhone valley. I started it last night with my supper of baked mackerel It is a dry wine with some melon and sour apple style fruit[ but I have had far fruitier wines]... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • At their best, the whites are ethereal... if made from those god-like fruits ... and Viognier (with a little Grenache Blanc thrown in for approachable, flowery juvenilia).&nbs Read More

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  • La Vieille Ferme Blanc Luberon 2017


    This wine is simply astounding value at about nine dollars US (12 $C in ... ... white fruit. Vermentino and Grenache Blanc seem to dominate. For parties at Yuletide, this cannot be beat. Medium finish and tasty... 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Blanc 2015


    The 2015 Bila Haut Blanc Cotes du Roussillon is a masterful blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Marsanne and other varieties; it has aged gracefully over the 3 years it has stood in the bottle, evoking rich spicy fig, orange, more spice and orange peel on entry... but measured out perfectly. A steal, but drink up now and buy up the 2016. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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