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World Grapes

You don’t know the grape variety but want to know how it looks like  ??!! You are on the right spot !!     All this pictures are here for an educational purpose and to learn more about wine, vine and all its world. Here follows a collection of images, from Traité général de viticulture, […]

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Syrah / Shiraz

Syrah / Shiraz Definition The major red varietal in France’s Rhone Valley, espcially in North Cotes du Rhone producing Cote Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas and Saint Joseph. Also very important in Chateauneuf du Pape blend. And most planted red varietal in Australia. Present also in South Africa and Southern California. The wines tend to be heavy, […]

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Semillon

Semillon Definition Semillon is one of the Bordeaux large white grapes (the other is Sauvignon Blanc and less Muscadelle). Attracting easy Botrytis cinerea, or Noble Rot, especially in Sauternes and Barsac. By concentrating the sugars of late harvest wines and is responsible for many of the world’s most famous dessert wines, Semillon is a perfect […]

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Definition Sauvignon Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France, and produces excellent wines of the Loire and Bordeaux. However, New Zealand has taken this grape to a new level, especially in Malborough cool region, producing racy, fresh and dry wine with tropical fruit and gooseberry flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is usually a dry […]

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Riesling

Riesling Definition Riesling or Rhine Riesling wines originated in Germany’s Rhein and Mosel river valleys. A Riesling wine can span a wide range of styles, produced in both dry to sweet variations as well as light to full-bodied. Riesling is one of the wine world’s “new” girlfriends, enjoying double-digit growth in the market and culinary […]

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Definition Pinot noir is a black wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French word for “pine” and “black” refers to the grape is tightly clustered dark purple pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. […]

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Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer Definition Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. Gewürztraminer is a number with a pink to red color, making it a “white wine grape” as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as “red grapes”. The variety has high natural sugar and […]

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay Definition: Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown worldwide in cool, warm and hot climates. Blossoming very well in soils rich in calcium. Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated […]

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Definition Cabernet Sauvignon, often referred to as the “King of Red Wine Grapes,” originally from Bordeaux and used the top Medoc wines blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere also. Take backbone of Medoc wines with high tannin and high acid. Truly present in Estearn Europe and New World, with […]