What are the different noble grapes?

What are the different noble grapes?

The six historical Noble Grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. As new hybrid grape varieties are developed and wine production has increased around the world, the list of Noble Grapes has expanded.

Where do grapes grow best?

For a few, such as Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the grapes grow relatively easily in a variety of climates and soils.

Why do we label grapes as noble?

Their ease of growth, and therefore their ability to help colonize the wine world, could be why, historically, we label them as noble, as their proliferation across the world is reminiscent of real nobility’s conquests of far off lands.

How many grapes are in a Riesling?

Out of these six grapes, five originate in France, and the sixth, though born in Germany – Riesling – also found success in the Alsace region of the country. Ever the astute marketers when it comes to their indigenous products, the French have a way with causing us to fall in love with the things they create.