This grape variety is a mutation of Grenache Noir. It produces wine high in alcohol but low in acidity. It is like Grenache Noir a really vigorous grape which is resistant to many diseases, and resists through tough climate conditions.
Colour: light yellow-green
Synonym(s): “White Grenache” (Australia), “Garnacha Blanca” (Spain)
Origin: North Spain
Maturity: 3rd period.
Sensitivity to diseases: downy mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis.
Area(s) Cultivated: Hot and dry climates.
France→ Pyrénnées, Rhône, Provence, Languedoc.
Europe→ Spain (north east regions)
Worldwide→ Australia, USA (California).
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Rich fully bodied white wines they are known to be low in acidity.
Fruity notes such as apple or peach. You can also find mineral notes.
Facts and tips:
- Often blended with Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Rolle grape varieties.
- It can be blended up to 10% with red wines of AOC cotes du Rhone.
- Growing in popularity towards single grape variety wines.