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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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

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  • Pierre Henri Morel Côtes du Rhone Villages Laudun Blanc 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is no secret. I’m so glad that The Whip and The Spur are available at retail shops across the country, giving folks ample opportunity to experience these wines first-hand. The grape blends change every year to achieve maximum quality, and the brand’s many acolytes look forward ... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • Adobe White 2014

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    This is the 2014 Clayhouse Adobe White, which is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles. This wine is a nice, enjoyable crisp, aromatic dry fruity white wine which tastes like a cross between a white Loire, and a white Rhone, which makes perfect sense, given the varietals in the blend. It's currently being cl... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • OK, most of you know I love Tablas Creek wines and this wine just reinforces my ... Blanc (60% roussanne, 35% grenache blanc, 5% picpoul blanc) is still awesome after our last bottle 4 yrs ago. Golden hued with a bit more of the richer profile with honeysuckle, ginger, ripe yellow pear, a touch of lemon on the back end, medium acidity and a sem... Read More

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  • Bonus Day - Oakland After dropping off the rest or our gang at the airport, the CFO and I decided to extend our vacation by a day and check out the Oakland/Berkely area.  Hey we're out here, might as well make the most of it. After checking into our hotel by the marina and grabbing a nice brunch of shrimp tacos we went stomping around the Berkel... Read More

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  • Domaine Lafage Centenaire 2015

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    This is a fat, juicy, creamy southern wine from Roussillon; with the scent of fresh pears and freshly fallen snow. On the palate, you get a panoply of sweet, spicy white fruit - like Bartlett pears and white pepper - with a touch of sweet cream. This rich vintage has produced a great wine with some aging potential (2-3 years) but no need to wai... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Rod poured me some of that Grenache Blanc when I dropped by a month or so ago. I loved it. I was going to raise hell if you weren't wearing the orange vest! Nice report. I'm still getting over a bug we picked up last week so I'll wait til Wednesday to see you. Looking forward to it. Read More

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  • Great 1st day.  Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more ... ... two syrahs and an orange Grenache Blanc. The GB was quite interesting and seemed to be read to go. The reds on the other hand didn't appear to be anywhere near as ready as the barrel samples at the other wineries. However, the current releases were awesome.  Last ... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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