Grenache Blanc, also known as Garnacha Blanca in Spain, is a light-skinned grape variety known for its role in southern French white wines, particularly in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape blend. It typically has green-apple and stonefruit aromas and a broad texture. It is sensitive to terroir and can be prone to oxidation. It is often used as a softener in a blend, but is increasingly produced as a varietal wine. It is also a significant component in many sweet, fortified wines like Maury, Rivesaltes and Rasteau. It is drought resistant and can reach high alcohol levels if left unchecked. It's grown in France, Spain, California, and other regions.