2022 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, and produces rich wines with tremendous body and crisp acidity. In California, there are only about 300 acres planted. Happily, we are the proud farmers of 1.98 of them, woot woot!
Our 2022 Grenache Blanc emphasizes the variety’s fruit forward aromatics of stone fruit, yellow apple, pear and citrus, with notes of hawthorn and leafy herbs. Fermenting a portion of the grapes on their skins brings a richness and viscosity to the medium-bodied palate. Bright, crisp acidity and a lingering rich finish add to the overall delightfulness of this wine.