Grenache Gris

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Grenache Gris, the least important of the three Grenaches is a pink-skinned mutation of grenache noir and is most important in Roussillon where two-thirds of France’s 1,565 ha/3,866 acres in 2011 were grown. It is more perfumed than grenache blanc and can add interest to table wines. A small amount of ‘Garnacha Roja’ is grown in northern Spain.