A speciality of, and native to, Austria’s Thermenregion, south of Vienna, Rotgipfler is sadly losing ground, with just 105 hectares left in Austria, equivalent to 0.2% of the Austrian vineyard area.
Semillon is at its most illustrious in the humid atmosphere of Sauternes and Barsac, where its susceptibility to noble rot concentrates the fruit sugars and acids in the grapes to produce some of the most luscious, sweet wines in the world
Today let’s look at another famous style of fortified wine – Port.
Most wines are fermented to dryness; when there is noticeable amount of unfermented sugar left, the resulting wine will be sweet.
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You might have noticed an interesting fact about Bordeaux wines– almost all red wines and most white wines produced in Bordeaux are blended wines. Why do wine growers choose not to concentrate on a single variety?
Carricante is said to come from Viagrande in the province of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily, and Catania is home to the majority of Italy's 252 hectares of this variety, which performs especially well on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna.
Juhfark, the old Hungarian variety whose name means 'sheep's tail' (referring to the shape of the bunches), is grown exclusively in northwest Hungary.
Although Baga probably originates from Dão in central-northern Portugal, it is even more commonly planted, and more highly valued, in neighbouring Bairrada, closer to the Atlantic.
Château is a common prefix seen on the label of many Bordeaux wines, and wines from across France. In recent years, it has become a trend for wines produced outside France to put this word on their labels. So what exactly is a Château, and what does it me