Vouvray

A regional wine from France’s Loire Valley dedicated to the production of wines from the Chenin Blanc grape; available in an array of styles from dry to sweet, and still to sparkling.

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Verdelho

This Portuguese native is one of the four key grapes used in the production of Madeira; it is found little elsewhere, though select Australian producers are making quality wines.

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Vermentino

Vermentino is an important white of Sardinia and Tuscany where producers offer both oaked and unoaked styles. It’s also one of the top white blending grapes included in Provence Rosé (labeled as Rolle).

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Viognier

A rich, oily white wine that originated in the Northern Rhône and is rapidly growing in popularity in California, Australia, and beyond. Wines are often age in oak to deliver Chardonnay-like richness.

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Viura

The most important white grape of Rioja where wines evolve over 10 or more years. In Catalonia, Viura is called Macabeo and is the primary blending grape in Cava sparkling wines.

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Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Hailing from Tuscany, this white grape is also the varietal in the Tuscan regional wine with the same name. Wines are bright, citrusy and crisp, and lend a slight bitter note on the finish.

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Vin Jaune

A rare, oxidized French white with bizarrely unique aromas. Occassionally, you’ll find it used in cooking where it adds an indescrible nutty taste to classic French dishes.

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Sémillon

An important white grape of Bordeaux, including the prized dessert wine, Sauternes. Wines can be surprisingly rich and when oaked, can taste similar to Chardonnay.

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Trebbiano Toscano

One of the top wine grapes of Italy and France (where it’s called Ugni Blanc). That said, you’d never realize it because Trebbiano is mostly used in brandy and balsamic vinegar production!

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Sancerre

A regional wine from the Loire Valley of central France. Wines are mostly Sauvignon Blanc (and very rarely: Pinot Noir). Sauvignon Blanc is exceptionally lean and textured from Sancerre’s chalky soils.

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