Grenache Blanc


Vignobles Jeanjean Mas Neuf Pays d’Oc Muscat Sec 2014, Languedoc, France (£9.99 Majestic) Sprightly young style, with grapey intensity but also notes of apple, citrus and Gewürz-like lychee and spice. Very tasty. B+ Domaine d’Aupilhac Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc ‘Les Cocalières’ 2014, France (£14.95 The Wine Society) Rich, heady, exotic […]

Two white wines from southern France


Clos Rocailleux Gaillac Blanc 2013, South West France (£11.99 Red Squirrel Wine) A wine of two halves, the bracing citrus and herb aromas and bready/yeasty character seem promising, but when you come to taste it, it seems to be lacking freshness, offering up bruised green apple flavours with nutty overtones. […]

Two white wines from Southern France




Made from Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc – hence the name… Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc 2013, Pays d’Oc, France (£9.99 Strictly Wine, Wineman, Askewine, Cellar Door Wines, Dickens House Wine Emporium, Philip Pruden Wines, Trina’s Wines, Freshfield Fine Wines, The Cellar (Buntingford), Divine Wines, Hanslope Wines, Riverside Wines, Cross Stobs Bottle […]

Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc 2013, Pays d’Oc, France


Most Grenache/Garnacha is red, but it also comes in pink-skinned (Grenache Gris in France, Garnacha Roja or Garnacha Dorada in Spain) and white (Blanc/Blanca) guises. Viñas del Vero Garnacha Blanca La Miranda de Secastilla 2012, Somontano, Spain (£8.95 Saddleworth Wine Vault, Gonzalez Byass UK) Rich, fleshy and quite voluptuous, with […]

Viñas del Vero Garnacha Blanca La Miranda de Secastilla 2012, ...


What happens when an English Master of Wine and a maverick South African make wine in Spain? La Báscula Catalan Eagle Garnacha Blanca/Viognier 2013, Terra Alta, Spain (£9.99  D.Byrne & Co,  Highbury Vintners, Noel Young Wines, Viader Vintners, Woodwinters, Flagship Wines) Combines the apricot and peach kernel of Viognier, with […]

La Báscula Catalan Eagle Garnacha Blanca/Viognier 2013