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

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone "Saint Vincent" 2013

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    In seeking out some good restaurant whites for the summer, I came across this Rhone white which reflects the inclusion of Roussanne in the blend - lending the nose a subtle white fruit scent of kiwi, gooseberry, fresh concrete and soft herbs. The entry is soft, with spring water cleanliness and pear-like flavours. For the price, you get gentle... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • M. Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc 2013

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    This Cotes du Roussillon Blanc has an intriguing nose of pear, a hint of citrus and other (assorted) white fruit and a nice herbal yellow colour. On the palate is a delicious infusion of semi-sweet, almost candied pear, honeydew melon, a bit of salt and spice (reminiscent of spice cake). This wine would be a hit at any summer party or any othe... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • NG, saw your post from the other day and had to dig this one out of the wine ... mine was 70% roussanne, 25% grenache blanc and 5% picpoul blanc. Totally deliciou Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • MJ, plus 1 on Mark's comment re: that awesome paella, hope it tasted as ... Priorat that was made from Grenache blanc and Pedro Ximenez.  I thought it was fantastic, unfortunately the wine store told me they can't get any more.Had a simple grilled chicken salad for Easter dinner and opened this nice Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundian chardonnay from t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • This was fantastic! As was getting it from a wine shop at half retail. ... it ... it is also from Paso...33% Grenache blanc, 25% Picpoul Blanc, 25% Viognier, and 17% Roussanne&nbs Read More

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  • Last week I met Jon to trade some bottles.  We met at Hi Time Liquor in Costa Mesa--a store with a very excellent inventory of wines.  I might have surprised Jon a bit when I declined to do any shopping.  There have been numerous hits to my credit cards, lately, and I thought that I should tone it down a bit.Well, that lasted until today.I'd bee... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Today my wife Sandra took her friend Marlene out on the town in a big way to celebrate Marlene's 61st birthday.  They first attended a ballet at The Kennedy Center(American Ballet Company), then had dinner at that nice restaurant in Washington DC called Joe's Seafood, Steak & Stone Crab (picture of their oysters shown below), and finally they ar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • A recent survey by a large United Kingdom wine merchant shows data indicating the U.K.'s favorite wine is sauvignon blanc. “We were supposed to have fallen out of love with it, but sauvignon blanc is back in fashion,” reporter Saffron Alexander said in an article in The Telegraph this past week. “The gooseberry flavoured grape comes out on top, ... Read More

    From the article Thy Survey Done, Thy Sauvignon Blanc Has Won


  • Figueirasse Gris de Gris 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • "And now for something completely different ..." Come on, people! Chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, merlot, muscadet, riesling, grenache....  From France, NZ, Germany and California.... Are these not everyday drinkers in your wine portfolios/stashes/menus, and for many others like you???These weren't 'completely different' to drinkers bac... Read More

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