Totaling only 100 acres in California, including our one acre patch of paradise, Grenache Blanc is not a variety familiar to all. Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, and Grenache Peluda (“hairy”) are all actually mutations of the same variety, also known as cultivars. In this case it is the “white” mutation. Our 2012 Grenache Blanc exhibits a very pale shade of bronze. This aromatic white smells of candied ginger, ripe honeydew, fresh bread, and subtle canilla. The rich mid-palate is filled out by crisp green apple, and pungent dried fig. Ripe pineapple rounds out the lengthy finsh with moderate acid due to low grape yeilds. Class dismissed. Now do your “homework”.
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