Red Varietals

Merlot

Pronunciation: mare-LOW

Grape profile: A French varietal from the Bordeaux region.

Wine tendencies: A full bodied wine, high in tannins, with fruit and cherry flavors, and with brilliant red hues.

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Mourvèdre

Pronunciation: moor-VEHD-ruh

Grape profile: Most likely originated in northern Spain (known there as Monastrell), dating to the 16th Century.

Wine tendencies: Produces tannic, high alcohol wines. Typically blended with Mediterranean style varietals to create blends.

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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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Malbec

Pronunciation: MAHL-bek

Grape profile: A French varietal from the Bordeaux region.

Wine tendencies: A rich, full-bodied wine, with aromas of plum, blackberry, and smoke, and with deep red-brown 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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