Wine Grapes Glossary
Life Style / Wine Grapes Glossary
Lucile: Synonym name of Lucille. Vitis hybrid vine derived from a Wyoming x Unknown cross. Similar to Caco, ripening at the same time. Vigorous producer of medium-size red berries that are juicy but . . . View Full Definition
Luglienga Bianca: Has many synonym names including Lignan Blanc. (No other details as yet other than it is reported as originating in Italy and is used as a wine or table grape).
Lukfata: Reported as derived from a Moore's Early x V.champini unreported variety 1893 cross by T.V. Munson. Is a hardy female pollinate, so needs growing near suitable pollinator (eg. Ives (Noir)). . . . View Full Definition
Luola: Presumably a complex V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) cultivar. (No other details as yet except a recommendation for tablegrape use.)
Lutie: According to the Geilweilerhof database (above) this cultivar is classified as a North American V. Labrusca derived from the Dracut Amber O.P. variety, although Hedrick ('Grapes of New York, . . . View Full Definition
Lynden Blue: Very early ripening seeded variety with large berries in small, open clusters. Reported to be very similar to Fredonia. (No other details as yet other than recommended for the Pacific N.W. r . . . View Full Definition
Macabeo: Has synonym names Maccabeo Alcanol and Maccabeu in France. Also known in Spain by the synonym name Viura. Grows well in arid climates. Widely grown in many regions of northern Spain. Small a . . . View Full Definition
Maceratino: Grown mainly in the Marches region of Italy, this white-wine producer variety is used to make a delicately flavored blend with Trebbiano grapewine. Has several alias names including Aribona, . . . View Full Definition
Madeleine Angevine: Also known as Madeline Angevine. Cool region table grape cross used for Riesling-type white table wine production in the United Kingdom and Germany. It is a cross between Madeleine Royale an . . . View Full Definition
Madeleine Royale: Variety grown in France and mainly used as a tablegrape. Quite large bunches: the grapes are round, medium sized and pearly white in color when fully ripened around mid-August. Its main clai . . . View Full Definition
Madeleine Sylvaner: Vinifera grape suitable for white-winemaking. Ripens early, with consequent susceptibility to attack by bunch rots, birds and wasps. Wine is aromatic and light, useful for blending with othe . . . View Full Definition
Magliocco Canino: Red-wine variety grown on the Puglia region of Italy. Used as part of a seven wine complex blend.
Magnolia: Is a complex bronze, self-fertile V.rotundifolia (i.e Muscadine) cultivar derived from a (Thomas x Scuppernong) x (Topsail x Tarheel) cross. Has synonym name North Carolina 60-60. Usually ri . . . View Full Definition
Magoon: Complex V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) self-pollinating cultivar derived from a Thomas x Burgaw cross. Claimed as resistant to Pierce's Disease, it is currently recommended for growing in th . . . View Full Definition
Malagousia: Pronounced 'mah la goo zya'. White-wine grape indigenous to the Nafpaktos region in western Greece. Now widely grown in Macedonia, Attica and the Peloponnese regions of Greece. Reported to b . . . View Full Definition
Malanstraube: Has synonym names Completer, Lafnetscha, Lindauer and Rauschling Edelweisser. Variety native to Switzerland and used in the Grisons canton region to make aromatic white wine blends with some . . . View Full Definition
Malbec: Semi-classic grape grown in the Bordeaux region of France and in other areas under the names Médoc Noir, Côt or Pressac, while in the Alsace it has the local name Auxerrois. Has an extensive . . . View Full Definition
Malbo Gentile: According to the Geilweilerhof database this variety has several synonym names, including Amabile and Tubino. Reported as grown in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where it is used as a bl . . . View Full Definition
Malvasia: Known as Assario Branco in Spain. Semi-classic grape cépage of ancient, probably Greek, origin. Widely grown in Italy as distinctive area sub-varieties, such as Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia . . . View Full Definition
Malvoisie (Noir): Minor grape found mainly in Corsica. Used to produce local, high-alcohol wines blended from grapes of mainly Spanish origin such as the Grenache and others. The variety with the name Malvois . . . View Full Definition
Mammolo: Mainly grown in Chianti DOC region of Tuscany, Italy. Red wine producing variety used in the various blends of the area. Has synonym name of Fegeri.
Mandelaria: Pronounced 'mahn dee lar yah'. Has synonym name Amorgiano. Winegrape variety widely grown on the Eastern Mediterranean islands of Crete, Rhodes and Santorini. Used to create red AOC blends o . . . View Full Definition
Manduria: Alternate name for the Primitivo (di Gioia) variety.
Manicle: Variety grown in the area of Bugey, France. Reported to yield a mediocre, 'muddy' wine. No other details as yet.
Manseng: Appears as two clones, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng, mainly to be found in the western regions of the Pyrenees area of southwest France. Used for producing both dry and sweet white wines.
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