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Grenache Gris

Grenache Gris is a pale-pink skinned grape variety that is amutation of the red Grenache grape. It is mostly found in the Mediterranean area and is known for its parfumed aromas.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Grenache Gris has pale pinkish-grey skins and produces medium to full bodied wines. It is medium to low in acidity and has an aroma of stone fruits, lavender and herbaceous notes. On the palate, it is often described as having an "oily" character, similar to wines made from the Viognier grape.

Fresh Grenache Gris grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Grenache Gris is mainly found in the Mediterranean area, with its primary countries of production being Spain and southern France. It is also grown to a limited extent in California and South Africa. Grenache Gris is a variety that is resilient to drought. It prefers well-drained, sandy soils and thrives in warm climates. It can be blended with other varieties, such as Grenache Blanc, or made as a single-varietal wine. During winemaking, it is often aged in oak barrels to give it a more complex flavour profile. In Spain and France, it is often blended with Grenache blanc and Macabeo . Monovarietal wines are rare. Some fortifed wines are produced as weill. Grenache Gris pairs well with a variety of dishes, such as seafood, roasted chicken and grilled vegetables. It also goes well with cheeses, such as goat cheese and feta.

Foods to pair with Grenache Gris:

Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Grenache Gris
Grenache Gris is a mutation of the Grenache Noir variety. It was discovered in France in the 19th century and is thought to have originated from Spain.

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