Grenache blanc is thought to have originated as a mutation of the red version of Grenache in Spain. It then spread across the Pyrenees to France, finding a second home in the Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône regions. Nearly half of all Grenache blanc plantings in France are located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region where the grape is often blended with Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier.

In the Rivesaltes AOC, the grape is used as a blending component in some of the regions vin doux naturel wines.

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