Regional Varieties: Albariño Aligoté Amigne Arneis Chasselas Colombard Cortese Fiano Grechetto Grenache Blanc Malvasia Istriana Marsanne Muscadelle Muscat of Alexandria Ortega Palomino Parellada Petite Arvine Prosecco Rieslaner Roussanne Savagnin Scheurebe Seyval Blanc Tocai Friulano Torrontés Vermentino Welschriesling
High alcohol and low acidity make Grenache Blanc a less popular winemaking grape than Grenache. The best flavors can be brought out with low yields, low fermentation temperatures, and often oak aging. The grape originated in Spain as a mutation of Grenache; in France, Grenache Blanc is the 5th most planted white grape.
Grenache Blanc thrives where Grenache thrives, in the Rhône Valley of France. All the major Rhône appellations for white wine allow Grenache Blanc, and though it is usually an insignificant portion of the blend, it contributes its own flavors.
The grape does not only thrive in the Rhône. It can also be found in the Languedoc-Roussillon, where it is often blended with Roussanne and Marsanne. In both France and Spain, it can be found along the Pyrenees. In Spain, it is widely planted in Priorat and Aragon, and allowed but rarely used in Rioja. California and Australia also grow this fine grape.