The Grape World

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-There are some 24,000 names for varieties of wine grapes.

-Ampelographers believe these represent about 5,000 truly different varieties, since most varieties have numerous names, depending on where they are grown.

-Of those 5,000 grape varieties, only 150 are planted in commercially significant amounts.

-And of the 150 varieties, only the following nine are considered classic:

White Grapes:

Chardonnay/ Chenin blanc/ Riesling/ Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon

Red Grapes:

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Pinot Noir /Syrah

 

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