2018 Grenache Blanc
Frozen Grape Juice

Yakima Valley, Washington

Harvested 10/29/2018                        Brix: 22.7, pH: 3.21, TA: .47
Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM   $145 per 5.25 gallon  juice pail

Grenache Blanc is best known for being one of the major blending grapes in White Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhone Valley. While only 7% of  Châteauneuf-du-Pape production is white, the wines are highly sought after for their intensity, brightness and unusual ability to age gracefully.

While Grenache Blanc is typically a lower acid white, the cool nights of the Yakima Valley provide abundant  natural acidity and allow for an exceptionally long hang time. The flavors are complex with citrus, dill, and a nutty finish. This juice makes an excellent single varietal white or can be blended with Roussanne, Marsanne, or Viognier to make a classic Southern Rhone Blend. Grenache Blanc is also quite flexible when it comes to decisions regarding MLF and oak.

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