Touriga Franca

A northern Portuguese native, used mainly in Port wine production, as well as blended table wines of the Dão. Wines are deep in colour, with floral, red-fruit flavours.

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Pinot Meunier

This fruity red grape is mostly seen as a chief blending partner in the world’s most popular sparkling wine, Champagne.

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Mencía

A red variety from the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal) that’s quickly developing a following. It’s loved for its heady aromatics and potential to age.

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Frappato

A rare, fruity find from Sicily, Frappato bursts with aromas of sweet red berries and incense spice. It’s sometimes blended with Nero d’Avola to add complexity.

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Gamay

A fruity, floral and sometimes earthy light-bodied red that is the main variety planted in Beaujolais. Outside of France, Gamay has a tiny but devoted following.

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Bobal

This under-the-radar grape happens to be the 2nd most planted red wine in Spain. Wines are loved for their fruity flavors, soft tannins, and velvety finish.

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Beaujolais

A French region just south of Bourgogne that’s devoted to Gamay-based wines. Most Beaujolais are simple, rustic reds, but the 10 Crus offer exceptional quality.

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