The flattened-cone shaped clusters of the Grenache Gris grape tend to be middling to large in size, winged and compact. When the grape reaches maturity, the stalks become woody. Grenache Gris is a vigorous variety, with an upright growth habit, extremely resistant to both strong winds and drought. It is especially productive when grown on dry, stony hillsides. It generally reaches maturity in the “third period” of the Pulliat classification system, roughly ten days ahead of the Carignan grape.
Grenache Gris is devoted almost exclusively to making rosé wines.