WSET3 Palate Notes

Body - Medium,
Acid - Low,
Tannin - High,
Alcohol - Medium.

Tastes Like: Lemon, Citrus, Stone fruits

Grenache Blanc, celebrated for its versatility, crafts wines ranging from dry to sweet, offering a spectrum of flavors to delight every palate.

What you can expect to taste and smell?

Primary Flavours & Aromas

Grenache Blanc produces dry, off-dry, and occasionally sweet wines, showcasing vibrant acidity and a refreshing character.

Cool vs. Warm Climate

Cool Climate: In cooler climates, Grenache Blanc tends to retain higher acidity and develop more delicate citrus and herbal notes.

Warm Climate: In warmer climates, it can achieve higher sugar levels, resulting in riper fruit flavors like peach and apricot.

Appellations / Producers of Note

Widely planted in the Southern Rhône Valley of France, particularly in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and across Spain where it is known as Garnacha Blanca.


Best enjoyed young to preserve its vibrant fruit flavors and crisp acidity.

First Published: Monday, Jun 10, 2024 Last updated: Jun 10, 2024

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