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Types of Red Wine

Tome Summary: Start learning about the types of red wine by looking over this collection of the different types you will likely find.
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    Barbera

    Barbera is grown extensively in the Piedmont region in Italy, and it is a rich, robust, ruby red wine that is made with the Barbera grape. Read Now
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    Bordeuax

    Bordeaux is a classic red wine blend. A Bordeaux wine is a wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. Read Now
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    Burgundy

    Burgundy wines are both red and white. The grapes used to make Burgundy wines are the Pinot Noir (red wines) and Chardonnay (white wines). Read Now
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    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich full-bodied red wine that is known as one of the world's finest red wines, with its depth of complexity and richness of flavor. Read Now
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    Chianti

    Chianti is derived from a variety of wines. It is noted as a very dry bold red wine with a very strong flavor. Read Now
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    Gamay

    Gamay is a French red grape variety. It is known for its light body and simple flavors that is best when consumed young. Read Now
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    Grenache

    Grenache grape vines are an abundant producer of fruit. Because this wine is traditionally blended with other wines it makes for a higher than normal alcohol content level. Read Now
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    Malbec

    Malbec has characteristics that fall somewhere between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Malbec is often blended with other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot to make Bordeaux style wines. Read Now
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    Merlot

    Merlot is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon and is often blended with it to soften the Merlot. Merlot is considered one of the most popular red wines, and is second only to Cabernet Sauvignon in popularity in the United States. Read Now
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    Nebbiolo

    Nebbiolo wines are traditionally a rich, bold, dark red wine. Nebbiolo grapes can yield wines that vary widely in acidity, body, and tannins, as well as aroma and flavor complexity. Read Now
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    Petit Verdot

    Petit Verdot is a red wine grape traditionally grown in France's Bordeaux valley. By tradition Petit Verdot is one of the black grape varieties that has been used as a blending wine, specifically in Bordeaux and Cabernet Sauvignon. Read Now
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    Petite Sirah

    Petite Sirah is usually high in pigment and tannins and younger wines traditionally show dark berry fruit characteristics. The Petite Sirah grape comes from the Durif Rhone grape of France, although it is separate from the Syrah/Shiraz grape of the similar name. Read Now
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    Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grape varieties which was cultivated for the purpose of making wine. Pinot Noir is full-bodied, rich red wine that is high in alcohol, but not acidic or tannic. Read Now
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    Sangiovese

    Sangiovese is one of Italy’s oldest red grape varieties, and it is the main component of Chianti. Sangiovese has flavors of blueberry, plum and strawberry. Read Now
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    Shiraz - Syrah

    This red wine goes by two well known names, both Shiraz and Syrah. If the wine is produced in Australia or South Africa, it is known as Shiraz. If it comes from France, Argentina, Chile or the United States, it is called Syrah. Read Now
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    Tempranillo

    Tempranillo is not often bottled as a stand-alone varietal, but it is frequently used as the base variety in blends. While Tempranillo can have a distinctive character, it can be easily overpowered by oak during the aging process. Read Now
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    Zinfandel

    Zinfandel is traditionally described as a rich, full-bodied red with ripe raspberry fruit accented by pepper and spice. The Red Zinfandel grape is used to make White Zinfandel wine. Read Now

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