Noble Grapes, The White Varieties

Noble Grapes, The White Varieties Originally, there were six noble grapes identified: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot for the reds; and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling for the whites. “Noble grapes” is a term that was coined to describe international grape varieties that were the most recognized for the top-quality wine they produce.


Musca-what?! Within the wine world there are groups of wines whose names are similar but couldn’t be more different. One such grouping are wines that start with “musc” or “mosc”. What’s the difference between Moscato, Moscatel, Muscat, Muscadet, Muscadelle and Muscadine? Let’s take a look.