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Chardonnay grapes

 

This grape variety originated, in all probability in Burgundy where it was mentioned in the late 17th century. There is a village in the Macon region that bears its name, but this does not necessarily imply that it was born just there. As for many varieties that have been around for a while and have travelled well, it has many synonyms, especially in eastern France. A list of them would be fastidious especially as few are still in use, but I will make an exception for Morillon which is the name given to Chardonnay by many producers in Austria.

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Grenache (we are talking about the « noir » or « tinta » variant to be thorough since there are also white and grey varieties in this family) is a cultivar originally from Spain where it is called, amongst other names, Garnacha. It also happens to be the world’s third most planted red grape variety after Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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