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2/19/18 1 Wine Grape Varieties HMGT 4300 Survey of Beverages International Grape Varieties With thousands of varities of grapes most grape varietals are never taken out of their native soil. With the expansion into the new world, a select few grapes had to be migrated because no native Vinifera vines existed. These grapes capable of producing world -class wines being grown widely around the world as International Grape Varieties. These 8 grapes are Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon Riesling Origin: Germany Preferred Growing Climate: Cool to cold Body: Ranges from very light in a dry style to thick and syrupy in a dessert wine Acidity: Very high Style: Most tend to be dry to slightly sweet table wine, with the sweetness being used to mask acidity. Aging Regime: Almost always aged in stainless steel should not have characteristics of oak. Varietal Characteristics: Riesling is a grape that very effectively translates terroir, such that it does not have consistent varietal characteristics. It can range from heavily fruity to intense minerality. Younger rieslings tend to show
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