The Differences Between Wines

October 21, 2015

 

As any vintner will tell you, the worldwide variations in a vineyard’s terroir – location, elevation and exposure – can deliver wildly different results from the same grape.

There are over one hundred and fifty varieties in production but here, we look at just six:

 

 

Chardonnay

A hugely versatile grape, chardonnay is traditionally synonymous with white burgundy and is a crucial ingredient in the customary recipe for champagne. Easy to grow and ripen anywhere in the wine world, it’s known for its lack of strong flavour. In Chablis, for example, the cool climate, limestone clay and variations in terroir lend…