What is the most important thing in any wine? Manufacturing process? Climate? Barrel quality? All of them also matter, but still the basis of any wine is a grape variety.
For hundreds of years, mankind has been able to breed thousands of different grape varieties: some of them are known all over the world and are used for winemaking in dozens of countries (Merlot, Cabernet Franc), some are rare and grow only in a certain area (they are called autochthonous varieties). Obviously, each variety is unique and affects the taste of the wine.
When visiting wineries to discover new varieties for our store, we at Wine Russian House are committed to diversity. That is why, when choosing wines on our website, you will find the most common and widespread grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc
What we love about them is their amazing ability to change flavor when growing grapes in different conditions. Merlot from the south of Russia will give completely new impressions of Merlot from France: it is the composition of the soil, the number of sunny days, the presence of the sea nearby (or its absence), mild or dry climate.
On the other hand, we love to explore new flavors. Thus, several interesting blends and wines from autochthonous grape varieties appeared in our assortment. Are you just as curious? Treat yourself to one of the following wine types:
- Rkatsiteli (white wine with hints of apricot and buckwheat honey)
- Saperavi (red wine with banana and black pepper flavors)
- Krasnostop (red wine with cherry and rosehip notes)
Have you found your favorite grape variety? Or are you still discovering the world of wine? Which one would you like to try?