Wine Grapes Glossary
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Redgate: Complex V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) variety derived from a Higgins x Georgia Seedling 29-49 cross. No other details as yet.
Refosco: Ancient native grape grown in Friuli-Venezia-Giuia region of Italy. Has many synonym names in Italy and surrounding countries, including Canina (Nera) and Terrano. Made into what is often co . . . View Full Definition
Regale: Is a vigorous and productive red Muscadine variety. Regarded by many as similar to the Noble hybrid cultivar. Sugar content tends to be fairly low, about 15 deg. Brix. The grape is juice ric . . . View Full Definition
Regent: (Pronounced 'ray-ghent'). Has synonym name of Geilweilerhof 67-198-3. Has complex parentage of Diana Hamburg x Chambourcin cultivars. Bred for disease resistance, a recent (1998) vintage in . . . View Full Definition
Reichensteiner: White-wine grape mainly grown on small acreages in Germany, England and New Zealand. Derived from the Müller-Thurgau cross and a couple of modern table-grape crosses. Used, among other thing . . . View Full Definition
Reliance: Very productive and winter hardy (-25 deg. F) cultivar recommended as seedless tablegrape suitable for state of Oregon (USA). Small-medium size pink/red berries on large clusters that can be . . . View Full Definition
Rèze: Ancient indigenous variety once common in the Valais region of Switzerland. Thought to have been Roman in origin. Now almost unknown due to its excessive acidity, other than as 'Vin du Glaci . . . View Full Definition
Rheinriesling: Austrian name for the Riesling grape of Germany..
Rhine Riesling: Australian name for the Riesling grape of Germany..
Ribolla Gialla: Indigenous to the Friuli-Venezia Guilia region of N.E. Italy, this white wine grape is mainly used as a varietal or in blends suitable for early consumption. Is also known under the synonym . . . View Full Definition
Ribolla Nera: Ancient indigenous variety grown in the Friuli-Venezia Guilia region of Italy. Has synonym names Pocalza and Schioppettino. Used to create a popular varietal red wine with some ageing abilit . . . View Full Definition
Rieslaner: Riesling x Silvaner cross variety. Has two synonym names - Mainriesling and Wuerzburg. Grown in Ungstein region of the Pfalz, Germany, for limited amounts of Beerenauslese (BA) quality sweet . . . View Full Definition
Riesling: Recent DNA analysis proposed the origin of this variety to be that of a Heunisch cross with a so-called Franconian (ie: Traminer) seedling. The variety has several synonym names including Wh . . . View Full Definition
Riesling Renano: Alternative name used in Italy for the German Riesling grape.
Ritino: (No other details other than it is a red-wine variety grown in Greece).
Rivaner: Alternative name for the Müller-Thurgau grape cross currently widely grown in Luxembourg.
Rkatsiteli: (Pronounced 'ar-kat-si-TEL-lee'). In Georgia (CIS) it has the synonym name Rkatsiteii. Widely grown in eastern Europe, this ancient vinifera reputedly originated in the Caucasus Mountains bo . . . View Full Definition
Roanoke: V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) variety with synonym name North Carolina 59-32. Derived from a Lucida x (Topsail x Tarheel) cross. Recommended for planting in the Deep South and Gulf states o . . . View Full Definition
Robola: White-wine grape used to create distinguished, citrus flavored dry wines found mainly on the islands, (e.g: Cephalonia), off the west coast of Greece. Probably known/grown in Italy as the Ri . . . View Full Definition
Roditis: Pronounced 'roh dee tees'. Has synonym name Rhoditis. White-wine grape cultivated in central Greece for the production of AOC Patra wines. Usually blended with the Savatiano and Assyrtiko gr . . . View Full Definition
Rolle: White-wine grape mainly grown in the Provence region of France. Thought to have originated from an ancient grape imported by the first Phocean Greek settlers around 500 BC, the grape is used . . . View Full Definition
Romorantin: Reported to have ten synonym names including Dannery, Daneri, Framboise, Gros Blanc de Villefranche and Ramorantin. Rare french variety thought to have been introduced in the 16th century an . . . View Full Definition
Romulus: Has synonym name NY 15291. Reported as derived from a Ontario x Thompson Seedless cross and mainly used as a tablegrape. No other details as yet.
Rondinella: Red wine grape mainly grown in the Veneto region of Italy and used in blends such as 'Valpolicella' and 'Bardolino'. The main grape used for these blends is the Corvina.
Rondo: Winter hardy red wine vitis vinifera hybrid cross created at Geisenheim, Germany (1964) with pedigree of Saperavi Severnyi x St. Laurent. Has synonym name of Geisenheim 6494-5. Used to creat . . . View Full Definition