No grey mouse
Alongside the red and white Grenache , the Grenache gris is the third variant of this grape. Its relevance is limited. It does not grow in noteworthy quantities outside the south of France. But where it is found – as in white Châteauneuf-du-Pape or the port-like elixirs of Banyuls and Maury – it contributes its round, full-bodied texture, its elegant structure, mineral notes and a hint of anise. Its name can be misleading: the berries are not always grey, but often shimmer pink when ripe.