Wine Grapes Glossary
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Manto Negro: Has synonym name Mantonegro. Native red-wine grape indigenous to the island of Mallorca along with two others, Callet and Fogoneu. Used to make a strong, spicy wine blends with some ageing a . . . View Full Definition
Manzoni 2-15: No other details as yet other than this variety, grown in the Friuli region of Italy, is reportedly the result of a cross between Prosecco and Cabernet Sauvignon).
Marastina: Has at least 9 synonym names including Rukatac. Loose clustered V.vinifera grown in Croatia (former Yugoslavia). Berries are small-medium size with pale-green skins. Reported as appearing to . . . View Full Definition
Marcelan: Recently developed variety, derived from a Grenache x Cabernet Sauvignon cross, grown in France.
Marechal Foch: (pronounced 'mar-esh-shall-fosh'). Has synonym name Kuhlmann 188-2. Short season french-american hybrid small-cluster grape with hard-cold tolerance to -20 deg. F. (ca -29 C). Having good re . . . View Full Definition
Marguerite: Reported to be a Post Oak 2 x Herbemont cross suitable for winemaking. Claimed to have high resistance to Pierce's Disease in Texas - ten years infection free. Reported to be shy bearer on s . . . View Full Definition
Maria Gomes: Synonym name for the Fern„o Pires variety where found in the Bairrada region of Portugal. There it is used to make an agreeable white wine with apple and apricot fruit flavor reminders.
Mariensteiner: Vinifera variety developed at the Wurtzberg Institute, Germany in 1971. Is a Silvaner x Rieslaner cross. Vigorous, hardy, with early wood hardening. Used for creating white wines.
Marocain Noir: Long established (pre-19th cent. ?) V.vinifera variety having 10 synonym names including Ansley's Large Oval Black and Geisdutte Blau. Currently grown in Argentina, Australia, France, German . . . View Full Definition
Marquette: Has the synonym name MN 1211. One of only two seedlings selected in 1994 and had patent application in 2005. Introduced in 2006, this cultivar was developed (1989) by the U. of Minnesota Hor . . . View Full Definition
Marquis: (Pronounced 'mar-kee'). Newly released (1996) variety by W. New York's Geneva Research Station from a cross between the Athens and Emerald (Seedless) grapes. Large cluster, winter hardy (to . . . View Full Definition
Mars: Largest of the seedless blue berries in medium clusters. Hardy, early variety with moderately vigorous productivity. Recommended as good tablegrape for Oregon. Some describe labrusca flavor . . . View Full Definition
Marsanne: Semi-classic grape used in the traditional white wine blends of the French Hermitage-Rhone region. With long barrel-ageing in the past, these wines used to require about ten years in the bot . . . View Full Definition
Martha: Seedling of Concord introduced around 1868. Self-fertile, it ripens around a week earlier than its parent to give a medium size berry that has a light-green, with a touch of yellow, skin. Le . . . View Full Definition
Marzemino: Grape variety used to make a red varietal reminiscent of Gamay type wine but with almond-taste undertones. Mainly restricted to the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy. Synonym names include . . . View Full Definition
Massasoit: Has synonym name Rogers 3. Reported to be derived from a Carter x Black Hamburg cross, released about 1867. Vigorous and very hardy in all but the coldest winters, it bears a striking resemb . . . View Full Definition
Mataro: New World alias name for the Mourvedre grape variety..
Matrassa: V.vinifera variety grown in south-central Europe and in the Caucasus region. Has several synonym names including Shirai Kara. Most commonly encountered as a varietal red wine from Georgia (CIS).
Maturana Blanca: Has synonym name Ribadavia. Low yielding variety grown in the Rioja region of Spain. Of historical interest it was rescued from near extinction in 1988. It is currently used to create comple . . . View Full Definition
Mauzac: Minor grape mainly grown in the Gaillac region southeast of Bordeaux in France. Used, with Len de l'El to create mildly sweet and sparkling white blended wines. It is also known in other reg . . . View Full Definition
Mavro: Grape variety common to Greece and Cyprus. Name translates as 'black'. Used to produce an unremarkable dark red varietal wine or, on Cyprus, a dry red blend with Opthalmo grapewine having li . . . View Full Definition
Mavrodaphne: Pronounced 'mav roh thaf nee'. Red-wine grape widely grown in the Patras region on the north coast of the Peloponnese in southern Greece and either used to make a dry wine suitable for blend . . . View Full Definition
Mccampbell: Vitis hybrid reported to be a bud sport of Fredonia released in 1961. Similar to the latter relative except that it bears very large clusters, triple in size. Blue/black berries are reported . . . View Full Definition
Melody: Productive, cold-hardy, bunch rot resistant, white wine grape developed by Geneva Research Station of N.Y. that does not require cluster-thinning. Released in 1985, the grape claims Pinot Bl . . . View Full Definition
Melon De Bourgogne: Identical to the Muscadet de Bourgogne grape..