2021 Grenache Blanc
While Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are the best known of the white Rhône varietals and steal most of the attention, Grenache Blanc is a hidden gem that is love at first sip. It is the white-skinned form of the Grenache grape and is an important variety in the south of France, especially the Languedoc and Roussillon areas. In California, however, there are only about 300 acres planted. Happily, we are the proud farmers of 1.98 of them, woot woot! Grenache Blanc produces rich wines with tremendous body and crisp acidity. Our 2021 vintage emphasizes the variety’s fruit forward aromatics of ripe citrus, green melon and hints of honeysuckle. The palate is medium-bodied and structured with a lingering bright tropical fruit finish and floral notes, thanks to the wine’s natural viscosity and ample, crisp acidity.