Wine Grapes: Grenache Blanc

Grenache Blanc

Pronunciation: Gruh-naash blahnk

Planted in: Spain, France, Italy

Garnacha is an old variety that has undergone several mutations affecting berry color (ie Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Roja) and the downiness of the underside of the leaves (ie Garnacha Peluda). These all show the same DNA profile.

Lovicu concluded that the name Garnacha derives from the name of white grape (Vernaccia) and that is designated a white-berried variety until the nineteenth century.


Source: Wine Grapes 
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz
Published by the Penguin Group

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