Red wines are rich wines that come from a variety of red grapes that grow all over the world.
The wine grape varieties that produce the wines that we love are grown in the U.S., Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Chile, and in other smaller regions.
Here is a look at five of the wine grape varieties that produce some of the best red wines on the market, past and present.
The Durif Grape: This grape was developed by a French doctor, Dr. Durif in 1800s. He created this wine, by mutating the breed with another wine grape.
The Durif grape is a cross of the Syrah grape, and the Pelourisn grape. When these two wine grape varieties were blended together, they formed a wine that is known as the Petit Sirah, especially in the U. S.
It grows well in warmer climates, such as California. The Durif was used for the production of Burgundy wines from the 50s to the 70s when Burgundy wine was popular on the market.
Merlot: The Merlot grape is mixed with Carbernet Sauvignon, and it makes a soft finished wine that tastes of berries. It’s dry and very rich.
Merlot goes really well with rich meats, and although it’s great all year long, it goes especially well with heavy winter meals.
These grapes are a bit more fragile than other wine grape varieties, and they can develop problems with mold easier than some other wine grape varieties.
Pinot Noir: This is a challenging grape for wine production. It grows under very finicky conditions, and it needs warmth in the day, and cool breezes at night.
It produces a wine that taste of cherries and strawberries. It goes well with many different food groups.
Sangiovese: This grape is native to northern Italy. It’s used for Chianti. These grapes make for smooth wines that go well with a variety of foods, such as pasta and rich Tuscan fare.
Grignolino: This grape is primarily grown and enjoyed in the Piedmont region of Italy. It produces one of the wine varieties that is best enjoyed while it is young.
These wines are best enjoyed with beef, and with light to medium flavored snacking meats and cheeses. This is a wine grape variety that is extremely rare to find outside of its home region.
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