A few out-of-town visitors and three exams made it a very busy week; I am truly ready for a weekend right now. Kicking it off with another new Spanish grape: grenache blanc.
Most of my original reading about the grape alluded to it being a winter white, with some use of oak and spicy finishes. We opened the bottle of Las Colinas del Ebro Garnache Blanc 2011 (13% ABV) to discover a tropical fruit salad on the nose and palate, finishing up with a crisp acidity and lingering mineral notes. I looked a bit further into the wine to find it is stainless tank fermented, no oak at all. Although my husband was not wowed by the wine, didn’t dislike it though, I was intrigued as I am quite fond of acidic whites. I am already planning a dinner for tomorrow night to pair it with.
Have you had the wine? The grape? Apparently California is growing lots of it now too, might have to find a bottle to compare. Please share your experiences.