Wine Grapes Glossary
Life Style / Wine Grapes Glossary
Mustang: Native American V.mustangensis (f.k.a. V.candicans) variety indigenous to an area that includes southern Kansas, most of eastern Oklahoma and Texas, through to western Arkansas and Louisiana . . . View Full Definition
Napa Gamay: A confusing situation here. The Napa Gamay as grown in California is for the most part identical with the Valdeguié variety grown in France. However, as a result of investigations by Dr. Olm . . . View Full Definition
Naples: Has synonym name New York 17594. Derived from a Delaware x (Mills x Iona) cross. Vitis Hybrid grapevine that resembles the Delaware variety having similar aroma and good quality. Ripens shor . . . View Full Definition
Narince: Grown in Turkey, this variety is used to create a white wine suitable for blending with others, such as Semmillon and Emir to create a modest full-bodied, light-yellow colored effort having . . . View Full Definition
Nasco (Bianco): Ancient variety grown and used for dry and sweet white wines in S.W. Sardinia.
Nebbiolo: Has synonym names of Spanna in the northern hills of Piedmont, Italy: Picutener and Pugnet are two local clones grown in the Carema DOC, N.W. Piedmont. Also the Chiavennasca vine in Lombardy . . . View Full Definition
Negoska: Red wine grape common to Macedonia, N.E. and Central Greece. Usually used as a wine that is blended with Xynomavro grape-wine.
Negrara: Red wine producing variety grown in the Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto regions of Italy. Best known for its inclusion in Bardolino DOC wine blends. Has several synonym names but is of little . . . View Full Definition
Negrette: Minor grape grown in the region about 100 miles southeast of Bordeaux, France. Used for red wine and rose' blends along with Gamay Noir, Syrah and Duras grapes. The grape is thought by some . . . View Full Definition
Negroamaro: Widely grown in the Apulia (Puglia) region of southern Italy this grape is used to produce the base wine of the 'Salice di Salento' and other red wine blends of good repute and ageing potential.
Neosho: Listed in 'Grapes of New York' by U. Hedrick as a found V.lincecumii variety by H. Jaeger in Missouri. Very vigorous, hardy but with poor productivity it ripens to give small, black berries . . . View Full Definition
Nerello (Cappuccio): Grape variety currently grown extensively in Puglia region of Italy and also in Sicily where it is used as a constituent of red wine blends. Considered by some to be slightly inferior to the . . . View Full Definition
Neretta Cuneese: Fairly rare red-wine grape indigenous to Valsusa DOC, Piemonte region of Italy. Has over 20 synonym names, including Costiola. Used in a blend with Barbera and two other varieties to give a . . . View Full Definition
Neretto: Variety grown in the Pinerolese DOC near Turin in the Piedmont egion of Italy. Reported to be a part of the local red wine blend known as 'Ramie', in which it is used along with the Avarengo . . . View Full Definition
Nero: Has synonym name Bornemissza Gergely. Reported to be a seeded table/wine grape created by József Csizmazia of Kekskemet, Hungary. Parent Eger 2 seedling was pollinated by Gardonyi Geza, also . . . View Full Definition
Nero Davola: (a.k.a Calabrese). Used as one of the wines blended into a well-regarded Sicilian red wine with complex aromas capable of ageing well.
Neron: (a.k.a Kuhlmann 296-1). Hybrid variety used to produce a blending wine with reported strong Pinot Noir profile taste. Used almost exclusively as a flavoring grape due to its uneconomical sma . . . View Full Definition
Nesbitt: Black self-fertile V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) cultivar widely grown in the S.E states of the USA. Similar in most respects to the Carlos variety (above), it is reported to be very produc . . . View Full Definition
Neuburger: Minor grape grown in Austria and recently (2002) determined to be a cross between the Roter Veltliner and Silvaner varieties. Suitable for growing in a wide range of soils including heavy or . . . View Full Definition
Neva Munson: T.V. Munson variety reported to be derived from a Neosho x Herbemont cross. Claimed to have some resistance to Pierce's Disease. No other details as yet.
New York Muscat: Muscat-type variety, having synonym name NY 12997, suitable for wine or tablegrape production. Derived from a Muscat Hamburg x Ontario cross. Moderately hardy with loose, large-berried clust . . . View Full Definition
Niabell: Has synonym name of California L 11-3. Developed by H. Olmo in 1942, this cultivar was released in 1958 and is derived from an (Early) Campbell x Niagara cross. The vine is vigorous and prod . . . View Full Definition
Niagara: Root disease and cold resistant, reportedly to -15 deg. F (approx -22 C), native American labruscana hybrid grape derived from Concord and Cassady American hybrids. Grown from seed in Lockpo . . . View Full Definition
Niagara Rosado: Has synonym names Niagara Red and P.I. 288688. A sport mutation of the V.vinifera x V.labrusca Niagara variety, this cultivar is one of the most popular table grapes of Brazil.
Nièddera: Red wine variety grown in western Sardinia. Used to make an aromatic, dry, fruity wine with some ageing ability.
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