The common varieties of vines (cépages) used worldwide are usually french ones like Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon for red wines, or Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc for white wines.
Most of the new world wines (and also many french wines like Burgundy) are using only one variety of grape (mono-cépage) in the wine-making process.
Things are a bit different in most part of France where winemakers usually blend different cépages in order to give more complexity to the wine, and to deliver a more personal vintage.
The most famous example is the Bordeaux blend.
Therefore, in order to fully appreciate and understand the character of each wine, we believe it is very important to know which cépage it is made of.
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