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TRB Knowledge Series - Grapes & Wines

Grapes and Wines  Knowledge Series  Training, Quality   Development     January 2016 For Internal Use Only
RED GRAPES  A Collection of Digital Library     The Trans Resort Bali  Training, Quality   Development     January 2016
Cabernet Franc  This grape goes into some of the world s finest Bordeaux wines - albeit in relatively small proportions - ...
Cabernet Sauvignon  The undisputed king of red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is widely-planted, with hardy vines that produce t...
Cabernet Sauvignon  Contd    Understanding Bordeaux wines isn t easy, but hey, it s probably a lot easier to figure out th...
Pinot Noir Especially compared to most other red wines  except, perhaps, Beaujolais , Pinot produces light, moderately to ...
Syrah This is another very versatile grape depending on where it s been grown, and the prevailing winemaking style there. ...
Malbec Some say this is  the new Cabernet.  Malbec is a great grape and a wonderful wine in its own right, and the compari...
Properly pronounced  mare-low   .  Merlot  .  Merlot ripens a week or two faster than Cabernet Sauvignon, and tends to do ...
Petit Sirah  Durif  First, notice the spelling, it s  Sirah  not  Syrah,  and a variant is called  Durif  although most en...
Gamay  Whether or not you celebrate  Beaujolais Day  on the 3rd Thursday of November, you ve doubtless heard of Beaujolais...
Grenache  From Spain where it s called Garnacha, this vine produces truly black-berried grapes that ironically don t carry...
Zinfandel The  state grape  of California makes a spicy, zesty, slightly sweet wine that goes great with ribs, wings, burg...
Tempranillo Also called Tinto Fino in Spain and Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo is a small-berried, thickskinned grap...
Sangiovese This grape is grows in several strains, producing quite different wines, most prominently in Italy. .  It s Ita...
Pinotage Most grapes can be traced back at least hundreds, if not thousands of years. By contrast, Pinotage was literally ...
Nebbiolo Northern Italy s thick-skinned Nebbiolo Grape of Barolo and Barbaresco fame is one of the most delightfully aroma...
Mouvedre The Mouvedre Grape is a darker, thicker-skinned variety than its Mediterranean counterpart, Grenache, producing a...
Frontenac Frontenac is a hardy grape that can prevail in temperatures down to about 30 degrees below zero. In other words,...
WHITE GRAPES  A Collection of Digital Library     The Trans Resort Bali  Training, Quality   Development     January 2016 ...
Chardonnay Chardonnay is the world s most versatile grape and produces an almost infinite range of styles. From the steely...
Riesling Most people think it comes only in sweet, sweeter and cotton-candy styles. Yet the Alsace region of France produc...
Semillon Blanc This unctuous  oily  grape mixes with Sauvignon Blanc, four parts to one, to create what is perhaps the wor...
Viognier Proper Viognier will seduce one   s senses. The moment the bottle is opened, it offers up an intense exotic perfu...
Muscat blanc A few years ago, Muscat de Beaumes-de Venise was the  it  dessert wine, but no longer. Still, it s a nice cha...
Pinot Grigio Pinto Grigio is really just the Italian name for the more prosaic French name of Pinot Gris. Pinot Grigio ten...
Pinot Blanc The best of this varietal come from the Alsace region of France, and are lively, smoky, full-bodied with very ...
Trebbiano This isn t the noblest of grapes, mind you, and you ve probably never heard of this wine - Lugana or the grape. ...
Gewurztraminer Gewurztraminer is the grape variety with the most overt and recognizable range of aromas in the world. It s...
Gr  ner Veltliner Austria s widely planted grape variety produces an assertive, steely, rich dry white with a unique aroma...
Torrontes The Torrontes grape is cultivated in the Argentine provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, San Juan an...
GLOSSARY OF WINES  A Collection of Digital Library     The Trans Resort Bali  Training, Quality   Development     January ...
GLOSSARY acetic  Wines, no matter how well made, contain quantities of acetic acidity that have a vinegary smell. If there...
GLOSSARY aroma  Aroma is the smell of a young wine before it has had sufficient time to develop nuances of smell that are ...
GLOSSARY berrylike  As this descriptive term implies, most red wines have an intense berry fruit character that can sugges...
GLOSSARY brawny  A hefty, muscular, full-bodied wine with plenty of weight and flavor, although not always the most elegan...
GLOSSARY closed  The term closed is used to denote that the wine is not showing its potential, which remains locked in bec...
GLOSSARY deep  Essentially the same as concentrated, expressing the fact that the wine is rich, full of extract, and mouth...
GLOSSARY elegant  Although more white wines than red are described as being elegant, lighter-styled, graceful, balance red...
GLOSSARY focused  Both a fine wine s bouquet and flavor should be focused. Focused simply means that the scents, aromas, a...
GLOSSARY green  Green wines are wines made from underripe grapes  they lack richness and generosity as well as having a ve...
GLOSSARY hollow  Also known as shallow, hollow wines are diluted and lack depth and concentration. honeyed  A common perso...
GLOSSARY leafy  A leafy character in a wine is similar to a herbaceous character only in that it refers to the smell of le...
GLOSSARY monopole  Used to denote a vineyard owned exclusively by one proprietor, the word monopole appears on the label o...
GLOSSARY overripe  An undesirable characteristic  grapes left too long on the vine become too ripe, lose their acidity, an...
GLOSSARY ponderous  Ponderous is often used as a synonym for massive, but in my usage a massive wine is simply a big, rich...
GLOSSARY savory  A general descriptive term that denotes that the wine is round, flavorful, and interesting to drink. shal...
GLOSSARY supple  A supple wine is one that is soft, lush, velvety, and very attractively round and tasty. It is a highly d...
GLOSSARY tobacco  Some red wines have the scent of fresh tobacco. It is a distinctive and wonderful smell in wine. troncai...
Training, Quality   Development     January 2016  Source  Wine Academy