Noble grape

Noble grape

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Discover what the term 'noble grapes' means when it comes to wine making, and which varieties and styles of wine they can be used to produce.

In the competitive, commercial world of wine, some grape varieties are more equal than others – the traditional varietals of the classic grape growing regions – and these are known as the noble grapes.

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Time and again they have been proved to produce consistent styles. They include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.