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Grenache Blanc (France)

Grenache Blanc is a white wine grape related to the red grape Grenache.

In France, it is most common in South Rhône wine blends.

In Spain, the grape is called Garnacha Blanca.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Pear
Pear

Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Anise
Anise
Salt
Salt

Citrus. Lemony. Green Plum. Pear. White Flowers. Herbs. Anise. Salty Minerals.

Profile

Grenache Blanc wines are full bodied, with low acidity and an oily character:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium - Full
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - Low
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus

Tapas
Tapas
Pasta
Pasta
Seafood
Seafood
Sushi
Sushi

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Pork
Pork

Grenache Blanc is very food friendly.

Mediterranean. International. Indian. Asian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Fresh Green Herbs. Green Salads. Vinegar.
Asparagus. Artichokes. Cucumber. Tomatoes.
Tapas. Paella. Garlic Seafood.
Fried White Fish. Sushi. Sashimi. Wasabi.
Green Curry. Sweet Chili. Moroccan Tagine.
Chicken Satay. Turkey. Pork.

Cheese:
Manchego. Cheddar.

If You Like Grenache Blanc

You May Also Like:

Cassis (France)
Catarratto (Italy)
Chardonnay (France)
Garnacha Blanca (Spain)
Grenache Blanche (France)
Marsanne (France)
Pinot Blanc (France)
Rioja White Oaked (Spain)
Rosazzo (Italy)
Roussanne (France)
Sémillon (France)
Trajadura (Portugal)
Treixadura (Spain)
Viognier (France)

The Ideal Glass

The Montrachet glass is perfect for full-bodied white wines such as:

The wide bowl steers the wine to the sensitive parts of the tongue, ensuring that the acidity creates a harmonious balance with the sweet aromas of aged wines.

The wide bowl allows the full bouquet of aromas to develop, and minimise the risk for it to be over-concentrated.

About Garnacha

Garnacha Blanca originated in Spain, probably as a mutation of the red Garnacha.
It is majorly found in Catalonia (Terra Alta), Aragon, Rioja and Navarra regions.

From Spain, it spread to France (Rhône Valley and Châteauneuf-du-Pape) where Grenache Blanc is typically used to balance the honeyed richness of Roussanne.

Garnacha Blanca can stand on its own but oftest used as blend.

Côtes du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine region in the Rhône Valley of France. There are two main regions:

France

Côtes du Rhône North

In the North, the main grape is Syrah.

The grapes grows on very steep slopes, and are manually picked in hillside trolleys, wich adds to the price.

Côtes du Rhône South

In the South, the main grape is Grenache.

The area is famous for its GSM wines: A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

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