White Varietals

Grenache Blanc

Pronunciation: gruh-NOSH BLONK

Grape information: A white wine grape related to the red Grenach wine grape. Used often in southern French and Spanish wine blends.

Wine information: Produces herbal and citrusy wines with relatively high alcohol and low acidity.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Ehrenfelser

Pronunciation: AIR-en-fel-zer

Grape information: A white wine varietal from Germany.

Wine information: This varietal ripens earlier than other grapes, and tends to produce more than Riesling.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Gewürztraminer

Pronunciation: geh-VERTZ-trah-mee-nur

Grape information: A German varietal from the Alsace region.

Wine information: A medium-bodied wine, usually moderately sweet in flavor and with pale straw hues, although it can also range from dry apéritifs to sweet dessert wines.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Early Muscat

Pronunciation: err-lee MOOS-cah

Grape information: A grape bred from the crossing of Muscat Hamburg and Queen of the Vineyard.

Wine information: Ripening early, full of aromas and flavors. There are two types of Muscat: crisp, dry wines

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Chenin Blanc

Pronunciation: SHUH-nan BLANC

Grape information: A French varietal from the Loire region.

Wine information: A light bodied, fruity, dry wine with light green hues.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Auxerrois

Pronunciation: OAKS-er-rwah

Grape information: A French varietal from the Alsace region.

Wine information: A flavorful wine with citrus and fruit aromas, and with light golden hues.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Chardonnay

Pronunciation: shar-doh-NAY

Grape information: A French varietal from the Burgundy region.

Wine information: Typically aged in oak, it is dry in flavor, with strong aromas, and has a golden hue. It is also used to produce Champagne and méthode Champenoise wines.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Arneis

Pronunciation: are-NAYS

Grape information: An Italian varietal from the Piedmont region.

Wine information: A fruity, citrusy wine with a clean finish, and with pale straw hues.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Aligoté

Pronunciation: ah-lee-go-TAY

Grape information: A French varietal from the Burgundy region.

Wine information: A moderately sweet, fruity wine with citrus and pear undertones, and with a golden hue.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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Albariño

Pronunciation: all-bar-EEN-yo

Grape information: A variety of white wine grape grown in northwest Spain and northwest Portugal, where it is used to make varietal white wines.

Wine information: it produces a soft, off-dry wine that is lightly fruity.

Type of Grape: White Wine Varietal

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