Feb 06 2010

Best White Wine Grapes

Published by at 7:28 pm under White Wine

There are 5 major white wine grapes which are used to make most of the white wines in the world. These white wine grapes are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Viognier.

Below, we will break down the most popular white grapes so you can learn more about what you can expect the vino you buy to taste like. So keep reading to learn more.

Chardonnay: This grape is grown all over the world and is known for having peach flavors. This wine is aged well in oak barrels and can be known for its crisp taste.

Pinot Grigio:  This grape is probably most popular in the United States and is grown best in northern Italy. Grigio made in northern Italy tend to be light and fresh.

Sauvignon Blanc: Some of the major aromas in this wine are cut-grass and gooseberry. These grapes are grown all over but are best produced from New Zealand. This vino is best to drink without much aging.

Riesling: This wine grape is known for its racy acidity and is one of the best grapes around. Wine made with these grapes has the great ability to age for a long time. You may experience floral and lime flavors when drinking a glass made from Riesling grapes.

Viognier: These white  grapes are expanding into California, Australia, and South America rather quickly. These grapes provide tasty flavors of apricot and blossom.

These grapes are the best white grapes around. Wineries across the world are using these grapes to produce high quality white vino.

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