Grape Varietal Guide

Maréchal Foch

Pronunciation: mah-reh-shal FOHSH

Grape profile: A French varietal from the Alsace region.

Wine tendencies: A light, herby, fruity wine, with ruby hues.

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Leon Millot

Pronunciation: lee-on mill-OH

Grape profile: A French varietal at one time popular throughout Northern France and Alsace.

Wine tendencies: A full bodied wine with deep hues.

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Grenache

Pronunciation: greh-NAHSH

Grape profile: A varietal grown throughout Mediterranean countries.

Wine tendencies: A rich, fruity, spicy, and somewhat sweet wine with deep-red hues.

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Lemberger

Pronunciation: LEM-boor-ger

Grape profile: An Austrian varietal.

Wine tendencies: A very aromatic wine with flavors of fresh berries, and with deep red hues.

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Gamay Noir

Pronunciation: GAM-may NWARH

Grape profile: A French varietal from the Beaujolais region.

Wine tendencies: A light-bodied, fruity wine with ruby red hues.

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Carmenere

Pronunciation: car-men-air

Grape profile: Originally from Bordeaux, France, Carmenere was found in abundance in Chile in the 1850’s and today is used in Meritage blends.

Wine tendencies: Produces wines with roundness of texture, color and character. Intense crimson color.

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Dolcetto

Pronunciation: dohl-CHEH-toe

Grape profile: An Italian varietal from the Piedmont region.

Wine tendencies: A medium-bodied, moderately sweet, fruity wine, with red-brown hues.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Pronunciation: cab-air-NAY so-veen-YOHN

Grape profile: A French varietal from the Bordeaux region.

Wine tendencies: A full-bodied wine with deep-red colors. Aged for several years before drinking, it has a rich, oaky flavor.

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Cabernet Franc

Pronunciation: cab-air-NAY FRAHNC

Grape profile: A French varietal that is the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine tendencies: A full bodied wine with rich berry flavors, and with deep red hues.

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Cabernet Merlot

Pronunciation: cab-air-NAY mare-LOW

Grape profile: A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, used in Bordeaux wines.

Wine tendencies: A rich, full bodied wine with fruity, spicy, oaky flavors, and with deep red to red-brown hues.

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