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Grapes are grown, harvested, and the juice is crushed out of them
reds and some roses are allowed t Macerate (steep) with their skins to create color and tannin
the juice is fermented in yeast and sugar. the yeast gives off the byproduct Alcohol
the juice (now wine) is then filtered of all impurities (skins, yeast, ect.)
wine is bottled or aged in barrels and then bottled
Grassy, may have flavors of Grapefruit, Green Apples, Citrus, Figs, Pineapple. Acidic
Orange peel, Cardamon, Honey. High Acid wine
High Acid wine. Flavors of Apricot, White peach, and pepper (spicey!)
Medium to full bodied famous for complex Apple-Citrus flavors. Often Oaky or Buttery
Unique to Italy. High Acid, Food friendly wine with flavors of small Purple Berries
The famous grape of Chianti. Full bodied with hints of Dark Fruit and tart Cherries.
Fragile, hard to grow, Red Fruit and Sweet Spices. Also known for Floral Aroma and flavor
Strong tea, Herbs, Plum, Blueberries. Medium Tannins
Strong pepper flavor. Intense Jam flavor. Tannic
Earthy and Herby flavors. Berries, very concentrated. Thyme and Rosemary. Tannic
Tobacco, Bell Pepper, Herbs, Tannic. Not great by itself.
Currants or Blackberries. Very Tannic with flavors of Mocha or Chocolate on finish.
A blend of at least 2 of the 5 grapes of Bordeaux region of France: Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec.
Wines are Identified by name of wine and varieties of grape. Foggy Pacific Coast prolongs the growing season of the grapes to develop subtle flavors.
Oregon and Washington
Most know for fragile Pinots, less intense climate and sun for pinot noir
Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, cooler foggy climate
Most well known for the Syrah grape (shiraz in Aus) Hot desert climate, wine grows on the south east coast where it is cooler.
Bordeaux France, Right River
All Merlot, famous river valley close to Atlantic ocean. Bank has fertile clay soil perfect for Merlot
Bordeaux France, Left bank
Blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, and a few others similar to California's Meritage. River bank has gravel soil suitable for Cab Sauv which is blended into complex food wines
Bordeaux France, White
Sauv blanc, Semillon is also used as dessert wine. Gravel soil "graves" and cool Atlantic breeze creates very green and light sauv blanc
Burgundy France, Red
Pinot Noir, limestone and high altitudes create a protective environment for fragile pinot's. delicate and floral
Burgundy France, white
Chardonnay is more floral and grassy due to the high altidudes
Rhone Valley, France
Syrah and Grenache as red varieties, Viognier as white. Soil becomes sandy towards the Mediterranean, producing earthy wines
Gewürztraminer or riesling, mountains near Germany, more German in character, but usually dry while german is sweeter.
Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc and Sauv Blanc, garden of France near atlantic.
Chardonnay (sparkling) and Pinot Noir, Located in Burgundy, small area of champagne produces best sparkling wines of the world
Riesling, Gewürztraminer. Extremely cold climate, grapes are planted on the steep southern hillside.
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