Dec 09 2009

What Grapes are Used in Wine

Published by at 7:36 pm under Making Wine,Red Wine,White Wine

Before I started drinking wine, the only grapes I knew about were the red grapes I bought at the super market. Once I started learning more, I discovered there are so many kinds of grapes out there.

There are many different kinds of grapes that create the various types of vino. Here is a list of some of the more popular grapes and the wines they create.

Merlot Grapes:

Merlot Grapes

Merlot Grapes

The grapes used to make Merlot typically have flavors of honey, cherry, and often mint. These grapes are grown in France, Australia, Italy, California, Long Island, NY, and Washington.

Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignons are made from these grapes and have a cedar and blackberry taste. These grapes are mostly grown in California and Australia.

Chardonnay Grapes

Chardonnay Grapes

Chardonnay Grapes are grown in California, Australia, and South Africa. These grapes help give Chardonnay wine a taste of peach, melon, and an oaky flavor. These grapes are very easy to grow and bud early.
Pinot Noir Grapes

Pinot Noir Grapes

These grapes can be a lot more sensitive to the growing conditions but ripen fairly early. Pinot Noir grapes are grown in California, Oregon, Australia, Italy and Germany.

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