Xinomavro

The most important grape of Naoussa, Greece where wine enthusiasts often cite the Xinomavro’s similarities to the Nebbiolo grape and the collector-worthy wine’s of Barolo.

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Zweigelt

Austria’s most planted red wine grape and is a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (tastes like Pinot Noir). Resulting wines are bright, tart, and fruity.

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Schiava

A group of several varieties, the finest of which is called Schiava Gentile. Wines are sweetly aromatic and light-bodied with aromas reminiscent to cotton candy and roses.

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St. Laurent

Likely originating in Austria, this small berried vine yields cherry flavoured wines that have been compared to a deeper coloured, beefier version of Pinot Noir.

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Rhône / GSM Blend

GSM stands for Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre – three important grapes grown in the Côtes du Rhône region of France. Today, this blend is produced throughout the world and is loved for its complex red fruit flavors and age-worthy potential.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light-bodied red wine. It’s loved for its red fruit, flower, and spice aromas that are accentuated by a long, smooth finish.

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Gaglioppo

A delicious, rare find from Calabria that is the child grape of Sangiovese and sibling to Sicily’s Nerello Mascalese. Wines often deliver dusty fruit flavors.

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Cinsault

One of the minor grapes found in Rhône blends and Provençal rosés; Cinsault delivers fresh, punchy reds that are just as floral as they are fruity.

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is the parent grape of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex reds result, with aromas of raspberry, bramble, and bell pepper (pyrazines).

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Carignan

kare-rin-yen Primary Flavors Dried Cranberry Raspberry Tobacco Leaf Baking Spices Cured Meat Taste Profile Dry Medium Body Medium Tannins Medium-high Acidity 13.5–15% ABV Handling SERVE 60–68°F / 15-20°C GLASS TYPE Universal DECANT 30 Minutes CELLAR 5–10 Years Food Pairing Carignan works well with cinnamon-spiced dishes, berry-based sauces, and smoky meats. In other words, it’s an […]

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