White Wine Grape Varieties

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Chardonnay: A tough flavor to describe. Depending on how it‘s made, Chardonnay can have flavors like ripe apples, pineapples, mangos, pears, peaches, melons, vanilla, butter, caramel, etc. It can be blended with French Columbard, Chenin Blanc or Semillon.

French Columbard: Fresh lemony fruitiness that is best enjoyed young. It's neutral flavor makes it good for blending.

Chenin Blanc: Apple-honey-floral scent, tart acidity and good body. Best enjoyed young and fresh.

Gewurztraminer: Unforgettable aroma of flowers and spicy, tropical fruits. May smell sweet but tastes bone-dry.

Muscat: Light, characteristic honeysuckle aroma and flavor.

Muscat Cannelli: Similar to Johannesburg Riesling but more intensive flavors/aroma (with a hint of flowers). Makes excellent dessert wines...ask our retail staff for fermentation advice.

Johannesburg Riesling: The soft yet strong nose of peach, apricot, lemon and honey. Fresh and delicious young but can develop beautifully with age.

Sauvignon Blanc: Aroma that is grassy, herbaceous and citrus. It has the crisp, bracing flavor of apples, lemons, and grapefruit.

Semillon: This grape has a soft, smooth flavor with some herbal spiciness. It’s a good grape to blend with sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.

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