American consumers primarily buy based on the varietal
, unlike Bordeaux, which is all about the blends.
Sauvignon Blanc also saw its sales value rise faster than volume sold, one of three varietals
to experience the phenomenon.
Shiraz still dominates, which Jone thinks is a shame, as the country produces other great varietals
, such as the powerful 2015 Bindi Wine Growers "The Lost Highway Project" pinot noir Macedon Ranges from Victoria ($150 a bottle.) It's dark and smoky with balance and great acidity-a foil for anything from pork ribs and sweetbreads to sausages and chicken thighs.
Delas Cotes Du Rhone Rouge-Multiple red varietal
blend (Grenache majority grape).
As the majority of the farmers who were growing two varietals
had Castillo and Caturra, these were the varieties that the sensory trial focused on.
Lodi Olive Oil comes in a couple varietals
; Ascolano and Frantoio, as well as a few blends.
Flipflop is also launching its Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietals
in 1.5 liter bottles in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Tennessee.
Supermarkets have long sold many varietal
wines from different countries for its easy for their customers to understand.
One of the basic choices you have is whether you want a wine that's a single varietal
, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Merlot, or, if you want a wine that's a blend of different grape varieties.
Unlike many producers in Napa, Hawkes Bay's wineries often blend several varietals
in their wines, very much in keeping with Bordeaux's traditions.
There is some variation in mesoclimates among Austria's wine regions, but the majority of grapes are of the cold-resistant, early ripening varietals
. Austria has 136,000 acres (55,000 hectares) under vine, and the most widely planted is the indigenous white grape Gruner Veltiner with 37 percent of the total.
Between 2000 and 2001, red wine varietals
accounted for 80% of new plantings in South Africa.