Featured grape varietal – Petit Verdot

Featured grape varietal – Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot first gained fame as a blending grape for making Bordeaux wine. However, because Petit Verdot often has difficulties reaching full phenolic ripeness, not much of it is planted or used in Bordeaux today. Yet, that was not always the case. In fact, Petit...
Featured grape varietal – Merlot

Featured grape varietal – Merlot

Merlot is the most popular and widely planted wine grape varietal in France, reaching its true zenith of expression in Bordeaux wine. Around the world, it’s the fifth most planted wine grape. Merlot is a variety of black wine grape that is originally from the Bordeaux...
Featured grape varietal – Shiraz

Featured grape varietal – Shiraz

Syrah is the red wine grape that rules the Northern Rhone Valley. While Syrah is planted all over the world, at close to 70,000 hectares, more Syrah is planted in France, than in any other country. Syrah is the only red grape allowed by AOC rules in the appellations...
Featured grape varietal: Grenache

Featured grape varietal: Grenache

Once the world’s most-planted grape variety, grenache is claimed by both Spain and Italy via the island of Sardinia, but its exact origin is uncertain. It’s an indisputable fact, however, that mutations of the grape over the centuries have led to grenache rouge, gris...
 
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