Phonetic Pronunciation and Description of Grapes

White Grapes

Albariño (ahl-bah-REEN-yoh) Apricot, citrus, green apple, honeysuckle, lychee
Arneis (ahr-NEYZ) Aromatic, apple, citrus, nutty, peach
Chardonnay (shahr-doh-NAY) Apple, butter, nutty, pear, pineapple
Chenin Blanc (sheh-NIHN blahn) Red apple, honeysuckle, lemon, orange peel, peach
Cortese (kohr-TEH-zeh) Green apple, bitter almond, chamomile, lime, peach
Falanghina (fah-lahn-GEE-nah) Apple, banana, lime, pine nuts, pineapple
Fiano (fee-AH-noh) Floral, apricot, lime, pine nuts, spices
Gewürztraminer (geh-VERTS-trah-MEE-nehr) Ginger, jasmine, lychee, orange, spices
Grüner Veltliner (GROO-nehr vehlt-LEE-nehr) Arugula, citrus, grapefruit, lentils, mint
Marsanne (mahr-SAHN) Apricot, grass, hazelnut, pear, tangerine
Moscato (mos-KAH-toh) Aromatic, honeysuckle, peach, semisweet, spices
Müller-Thurgau (MOOL-lehr TOOR-gaow) Apricot, lemongrass, peach, sage, spices
Pinot Blanc (PEE-noh blahn) Apricot, green apple, citrus, dried fruit, pear
Pinot Grigio (PEE-noh GREE-joh) Apple, hazelnut, kiwi, lemon rind, melon
Pinot Gris (pee-NOH gree) Baked apple, honeysuckle, nutty, orange, peach
Riesling (REECE-ling) Green apple, ginger, honeysuckle, orange, peach
Roussanne (roo-SAHN) Almond, apple, chamomile, nuts, pear
Sauvignon Blanc (soh-veen-YOHN blahn) Grapefruit, grass, herbal, melon, pear
Sémillon (seh-mee-YOHN) Apple, fig, green tea, herbaceous, melon
Torrontés (tohr-rohn-TEHS) Floral, almond, honeysuckle, jasmine, lychee
Vermentino (vehr-mehn-TEE-noh) Floral, apple, bitter almond, citrus, peach, pear
Viognier (vee-own-YAY) Apricot, bitter almond, ginger, lemongrass, tropical fruit

Red Grapes

Aglianico (ahl-YAHN-ee-koh) Powerful, black pepper, cherry, licorice, spices
Barbera (bahr-BEHR-ah) Blackberry, sour cherry, citrus, herbal, raspberry
Cabernet Franc (kah-behr-NAY frahn) Black currant, blueberry, green olive, herbal, mint
Cabernet Sauvignon (kah-behr-NAY soh-veen-YOHN) Powerful, black currant, cedar, herbal, black plum
Carmenère (kahr-mehn-YEHR) Blackberry, black pepper, celery, licorice, plum
Cinsaut (sahn-SOH) Black tea, cherry, hazelnut, raspberry, spices
Corvina (kor-VEE-nah) Almond, blackberry, dried berries, cherry, plum
Dolcetto (dohl-CHEHT-toh) Almond, cherry, chocolate, licorice, strawberry,
Gamay (gah-MAY) Red apple, banana, cinnamon, herbs, strawberry
Grenache (greh-NAHSH) Black currant, fennel, mint, plum, rosemary
Malbec (mahl-BEHK) Blueberry, cherry, cocoa powder, fig, plum
Merlot (mehr-LOH) Chocolate, black olive, prune, raspberry, sage
Montepulciano (mohn-teh-puhl-CHAH-noh) Black cherry, chestnut, cola, jam, plum
Mourvèdre (moohr-veh-DRAH) Blackberry, black pepper, earthy, licorice, prune
Nebbiolo (nehb-bee-YOH-loh) Powerful, almond, earthy, dried cherry, licorice
Negroamaro (NEH-groh-ah-MAHR-oh) Dark berries, chocolate, plum, raisin, spices
Petit Verdot (puh-TEE vehr-DOH) Very dark, blackberry, chocolate, leather, spices
Petite Sirah (puh-TEE see-RAH) Blackberry, herbs, pepper, plum, raisin
Pinot Noir (pee-NOH nwahr) Red cherry, cola, herbs, mint, strawberry
Pinotage (PEE-noh-tahzh) Black cherry, eucalyptus, herbal, fig, rubber
Primitivo (pree-mee-TEE-voh) Deeply colored, blackberry, fig, pepper, plum
Sangiovese (sahn-joh-VEH-zeh) Wild cherry, hazelnut, licorice, jam, spices
Shiraz (sheh-RAHZ) Blackberry, licorice, mocha, plum, spices
Syrah (see-RAH) Black currant, mushroom, pepper, prune, sage
Tannat (tah-NAH) Black pepper, chocolate, licorice, nutmeg, plum
Touriga Nacional (too-REE-gah nah-see-oh-NAHL) Black cherry, chocolate, herbs, plum, walnut
Zinfandel (ZIN-fahn-dehl) Black pepper, menthol, plum, raspberry, spices
Zweigelt (TSVIY-gehlt) Black raspberry, cinnamon, earthy, juniper, spices

Wine Phonetic Pronunciations and Descriptions
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