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A guide to the different grape varieties

The variety of grape used to make a wine is one of the most influential factors affecting the flavour of the wine. There are endless different grape varieties stemming from the Vitis vinifera vine with those that give the best flavour profiles being particularly prolific all over the world. Grape varieties can be blended, or a single grape variety can be used on its own (such is the case in Burgundy where Pinot Noir is used to make red wine and Chardonnay is used to make white). Many New World producers use European varieties and will often display the name of the grape variety on the bottle label. In France, mention of the grape variety is rare but is sometimes indicated on the label of certain vins de pays.

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Aligoté
Arbane
Baco
Barbera
Barbarossa
Bourboulenc
Cabernet franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Camaralet
Carignan
Cartoixa
Carménère
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Clairette
Colombard
Cinsault
Corvina
Counoise
Dolcetto
Douce Noire
Folle Blanche
Furmint
Gamay
Gewurztraminer
Gibert
Gros Manseng
Grenache
Jacquère
Jurançon noir
Lauzet
Macabeu
Malbec
Malvoisie
Marsanne
Merlot
Melon de bourgogne
Mondeuse
Mondeuse Blanche
Mourvèdre
Muscadelle
Muscardin
Muscat
Muscat blanc à petits grains
Nebbiolo
Nerello capuccio
Nerello mascalese
Nero d'Avola
Négrette
Noual
Perdo ximenez
Pelaverga piccolo
Petit manseng
Petit Meslier
Petit verdot
Persan
Pinot blanc
Pinot gris
Pinot meunier
Pinot noir
Poulsard
Riesling
Ribolla gialla
Rondinella
Roussanne
Sangiovese
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon à gros grains
Savagnin
Sémillon
Sylvaner
Syrah
Tempranillo
Terret noir
Trousseau
Trebbiano
Ugni
Ugni blanc
Vaccarèse
Valdiguié
Viognier
Zinfandel