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6 Best Wine Type List & Explanation

Wine is made of grapes, not a common type of grape you will find in the grocery. Its sweet, thick skin is small, and sweets contain seeds.

In this article, we try to cover wine type list that are common such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and many more.

Do you know wine grapes, also called Vitis vinifera in Latin?

There are a thousand types of wine grapes, and over the year, we are discovering more types of wine, and you may not encounter wine grapes in the grocery store.

Previously we have covered and researched white types of white wines and categorized them, and we found many interesting facts that we never know about white wines.

Wine has a lot to do with our style, and winemakers are always careful while making wine for a preferred drink.

Different wines have different attributes, styles, tastes, and resulting in several various techniques.

Wine Type List

#1: Full-Bodied Red Wines

Red wines have more tannins and have more alcohol content. Tannings help to create the taste at the back of your tongue and produce a grippy sensation that dries your mouth, and they are built from grape skin and seeds and wine being stored in wooden barrels before serving to us.

Red wines hold the perfume of various species from the different spices, and they belong to sour cherries.

They are powerful and should be combined with equal strength food such as juicy beefsteak.

Expert says, serving in the large bowled glasses to fully enjoy the aromas and flavors.

Example of Red Wines: (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc)

#2: Medium-Bodied Red Wines

Medium-bodied red wines are always excellent with almost every food.

If you are not a fan of full-bodied wine, medium-bodied red wine can go with the more complex food.

For example, Merlot can combine with any dish or almost every dish. Medium-bodied wine having moderate acidity, a medium amount of tanning, and a surpassing aroma.

Medium-bodied wine is influenced by climate, fermentation, and aging oak barrels.

Example of Red Wines: (Merlot, Barbera)

#3: Light-Bodied Red Wines

Light-bodied is another type of red wine made from brighter, thinner-skinned grapes, and light-bodied wine is considered unique with the more decadent food, which makes them great.

Also, if you are not comfortable with the rough taste of tannins, and the bold flavor of full-bodied red wines, then light-bodied is for you, and the best example I can give is Pinot Noir.

It is having a reputation of being the most sensitive and delicate taste with bright acidity.

If you are serving in a suitable glass, it radiates a lovely aroma of delicious fruits.

Example: (Gamay, Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch)

#4: Rose Wines(Grenache, Sangiovese, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, and Pinot Noir)

You can make rose wine anywhere in the world. If you know the technique of making rose, then you can make it with almost any grape.

Rose does not belong to a specific grape or region; it’s one of the wine genres like red and white wine.

Rose wines are primarily produced in France, the largest producer of the enormous volume of rose wine globally.

Also produced in Spain (where it’s “rosado”), Italy (“Rosato”), and the United States, and more stuff are coming from South America (Chile, Uruguay), Germany, and Australia, and more corners of the world.

Rose wines are not similar to red and Helen Mirren, which didn’t get improved over the year- so I don’t care any ideas of accumulating it for a century.

And don’t be ashamed of drinking something that was printed on a label last year.

There are many different types of rose wine all over the world, the most typical question is dry vs. sweet, and thus the question matters more than the wine’s country of origin. 

If you are visiting the store and confused, apply this basic rule:



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There are many exceptions, but it can help narrow down the options, as you are in the wine store and feeling overwhelmed.

#5: Dessert and Fortified Wines

Winemakers always try to preserve the natural sweetness of wine by stopping the fermentation before the yeast had all the sugar.

As a result, such wines are sweeter but having the least degree of alcohol.

These are called dessert wines.

This is why winemakers add the amount of alcohol and create the wine with both sweetness and alcohol.

It is not very drinkable, and that is the reason it is consumed in a small amount.

Dessert and fortified wine can make a great sweet companion such as fudge, cakes, cookies, and fruit pies.

Example:(Vinjak, Port, Sherry, Madeira, Late Harvest, Noble Rot, Straw Wine, Ice Wine)

#6: Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wines come from all over the world, but they are divided into different names and follow their own rules, depending on their countries and places to make them.

For example, for affordable sparkling wine in the United States, try the Scharffenberger Brut Excellence; you can get the wine for about $20 in any liquor store in California.

It is made the same as Champagne, a precise style that produces toasty notes of freshly toasted bread that complement its ripe fruit flavors.

The Prosecco is another sparkling wine found mainly in Italy,

It is made in the Veneto region of Italy and made of Cgarmet Methods, and it is a method of second fermentation in large stainless steel tanks and affordable sparklers.

Cava is a popular type of sparkling wine found in Spain; second fermentation is done under the bottle.

It is also called Método Tradicional in Spain.

Cava sparkling wine is majorly produced in Catalonia city of Spain and made three types of grape, and they are Parellada, Macabéo, and Xarel-lo.

Sekt is German sparkling wine, and Skepta is the German word for sparkling wine.

Several grape varieties are used to make the Sekt, including Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Gewürztraminer.

85% of the sekt wines are made from the varietal labeled on the bottle.

Example: Von Buhl Riesling Brut

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