La Font de l'Olivier - Grenache Blanc 2021
Tasting Notes: This wine is truly a testament to Bruno’s ability as a winemaker. If not properly cared for Grenache Blanc can produce flat uninteresting wines. In Bruno’s hands, Grenache Blanc is mineral, expressive, and complex. This wine is full of bright minerality, complemented by tropical citrus fruit flavors. It is ideal for shellfish, grilled seafood, or simply on its own as an aperitif.
About Grenache Blanc:
Though Grenache blanc is widely planted in the South of France, it is rarely vinified on its own and is generally blended with other varieties. It is best known as one of the principal white grapes used to make Châteauneuf de Pape - Blanc, where it can be blended with Piquepoul, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc . The grape itself is believed to be a mutation of Grenache Noir from Spain, but quickly spread throughout the South of France, due to its ability to produce high yields. When Grenache Blanc is allowed to overproduce, the resulting wine can be flat and flabby. Another problem is that Grenache Blanc oxidizes very easily. So in order to produce a great wine from Grenache Blanc, a winemaker needs to control the yields and be vigilant during the winemaking process. By working cleanly and by limiting exposure to oxygen, Bruno is producing amazing wines from Grenache Blanc