Grapes & Flavours


Ever wonder what flavours you can expect when choosing a wine? Here we've put together a quick overview of what you can expect. This list isn't exhaustive but should help when choosing a wine.

 

Grapes

Flavours

Countries

Cabernet Franc

Violets, Blueberry, Earth, Black Olive, Coffee

France, Italy, Hungary, USA, Canada

Cabernet Sauvignon

Bell Pepper, Green Olive, Herb, Cassis, Black Cherry

France, Italy, Spain, USA, South America, Australia, South Africa

Merlot

Watermelon, Strawberry, Cherry, Plum

France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece, USA, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Chile

Malbec

Sour Cherry, Spice

France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, USA

Gamay

Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry

France, USA

Grenache/Garnacha

Spice, Cherry

Spain, France, Italy, USA, Australia

Nebbiolo

Plum, Pie Cherry, Tar

Italy

Pinot Noir

Tomato Leaf, Beet Root, Pale Cherry, Blackberry, Cola, Plum

France, Germany,  Italy, New Zealand, Australia, USA

Shiraz/Syrah

Blackberry, Boysenberry, Plum, Pepper, Clove

France, Spain, Australia, USA,  Switzerland

Chardonnay

Green Apple, Citrus, Pineapple, Papaya

France,  Italy, Australia, South Africa

Chenin Blanc

Ripe Apple, Lemon Drop, Pear, Honeydew

France,  South Africa, USA,  Australia

Gewurztraminer

Lychee, Grapefruit, Flowers, Talc

Germany,  France,  New Zealand, Argentina

Muscat

Oranges, Tangerines

France, Italy, Greece, USA

Pinot Grigio/Gris

Citrus, Fresh Pear, Melon

France, Italy, Germany, USA

Sauvignon Blanc/Fumé

Grass, Herb, Citrus, Pineapple, Peach

France, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, California