Feb 05 2010

Best Red Wine Grapes

Published by at 2:52 am under Red Wine

If you are looking to learn more about wine, then you should start by learning more about the grapes, since a lot of wines are a mixture of grapes!

The top 5 red grapes are used in all of the popular wines. The best reds come from Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, and Tempranillo grapes.

Cabernet Sauvignon:

This grape is grown worldwide and can handle a variety of climates due to its thick skin. Wines produced from this grape are often very dark colored and can produce interesting flavors of pencil lead and oak.

Pinot Noir: This thin-skinned grape variety produces complex vino which can age for a long time. This grape grows best in cooler climates and has flavors of raspberry, violet, and cherry.

Merlot: One of the most popular grapes around, Merlot is known for a smooth, plum flavor. This grape is grown all over the world and is very affordable.

Syrah: You might not have heard of Syrah or Shiraz, but this popular grape is being added to more and more wineries every year. It produces flavors of black pepper, spice, licorice, and smoky blackberry.

Tempranillo: This grape is the main grape used to make Rioja and is primarily grown in Spain. As of late, this grape has spread across the world and is often grown under different names. This grape produces a silky red berry flavor.

Those are the best red grapes out there. They produce some of the best wine around the globe.

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