Grape or Place (or Wine)? (A)

Are you a true #winelover? Can you tell if the names below are grape varieties or places (appellations)?

Abbuoto = red grape variety = Lazio, Italy – Has synonym names of Aboto and Cecubo. Used to make a deeply colored, rustic, dry wine blend with moderate aging ability of up to about 8 years or so.Abona = Canary Islands (Spain)


Abouriou = red grape variety = Southwest, France – also, California, USA (also known as Early Burgundy)Aegean = Aegean Islands, Greece


Affile = place = Lazio (Italy)


Agiorgitiko = red grape variety = Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece (also known as St George or Mavro Nemeas) 
Aglianico = red grape variety = Basilicata, Italy – Campania, Italy 
Aglianico del Taburno = wine = Campania, Italy


Aglianico del Vulture = wine = Basilicata, Italy


Ahr = place = Germany


Aidani = white grape variety = Greece (mainly Santorini and other Greek Islands)


Airén = white grape variety = La Mancha – Valdepeñas – Madri, Spain (Ugni blanc in France)


Ajaccio = place = Corsica, France


Alarije = white grape variety = Ribera del Guardiana, Spain


Alarijen = white grape variety = Estremadura, Spain


Albalonga = white grape variety = Rheinhessen, Germany (crossing between Riesling and Silvaner)


Albana = white grape variety = Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Albana di Romagna DOCG)


Albana di Romagna = wine = Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Albarello = white grape variety = Northwest Spain


Albarin = white grape variety = Asturias, Spain


Albariño = white grape variety = Galicia, Spain – Portugal (known as Alvarinho)


Albarola = white grape variety = Liguria, Italy (also known as Calcatella and Temosci)


Albillo = white grape variety = Ribeiro – Vinos de Madrid, Spain


Albugnano = place = Piedmont, Italy


Alcamo = place = Sicily, Italy


Alcañón = white grape variety = Somontano, Spain


Alcobaça = place = Estremadura, Portugal


Aleatico = red grape variety = Puglia – Abbruzzo – Latium, Italy


Aleatico di Gradoli = wine = Latium, Italy


Aleatico di Puglia = wine = Puglia, Italy


Alella = place = Catalonia, Spain


Alenquer = place = Estremadura, Portugal


Alentejo = place = Portugal


Alexandreuli = red grape variety = Republic of Georgia


Alezio = place = Puglia, Italy


Alfrocheiro Preto = red grape variety = Dão, Portugal


Algarve = place = Portugal


Alghero = place = Sardinia, Italy


Alicante = red grape variety = Spain (also known as Garnacha)


Alicante = place = Valencia, Spain


Alicante Bouschet = red grape variety = Languedoc, France – Provence, France – Spain (also known as Garnacha Tintorera)


Aligoté = white grape variety = Burgundy – Jura – Savoie, France


Almeirim = place = Ribatejo, Portugal


Aloxe-Corton = place = Burgundy, France


Alsace = place = Burgundy, France


Alta Langa = place = Piedmont, Italy


Altenberg de Wolxheim = place = Alsace, France


Altesse = white grape variety = France (also known as Roussette)


Alva = white grape variety = Portugal (also known as Roupeiro)


Alvarelhão = red grape variety = Douro – Dão, Portugal


Alvarinho = white grape variety = North Portugal / Spain (known as Albariño)


Amarone della Valpolicella = wine = Veneto, Italy


Ambonnay = place = Champagne, France


Amigne = white grape variety = Valais, Switzerland


Amorgiano (Amorghiano) = red grape variety = Greece (known as Mandelaria)


Ancellota = red grape variety = Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Anjou = red, white and rosé wines (and place) = Loire, France


Ansonica = white grape variety = Tuscany, Italy (known as Inzolia)


Ansonica Costa dell’Argentario = white wine = Tuscany, Italy


Antão Vaz = white grape variety = Alentejo, Portugal


Antenberg de Bergheim = place = Alsace, France


Aprilia = place = Lazio, Italy


Aragón = red grape variety = Castile and León, Spain – (also known as Tinto Aragonés or Garnacha / Grenache in France)


Aragonez = red grape variety = Alentejo, Portugal (Tinta Roriz in the Douro Valley, Portugal / Tempranillo in Spain)


Aramon = red grape variety = Languedoc, France


Arbois = red, white and rosé wines (and place) = Jura, France


Arbois = white grape variety = Loire, France


Arborea = place = a town and comune in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy


Arcole = place = a comune in the province of Verona, Italy


Arinto = white grape variety = Lisbon region – Minho, Portugal


Arneis = white grape variety = Piedmont, Italy


Arruda = place = a municipality in Estremadura, Portugal


Arrufiac (Arrufiat) = white grape variety = Southwest, France


Aspiran = red grape variety = Languedoc, France 
Asprinio Bianco = white grape variety = Campania, Italy (also known as Asprino) 
Asprokondoura = white grape variety = Greece (see Bourboulenc) 
Assario Branco = white grape variety = Dão, Portugal 
Assisi = place = town and comune in the province of Perugia (Umbria, Italy) 
Assyrtiko (Assirtico) = white grape variety = Santorini, Greece 
Asti = wine = sparkling white wine and place (Piedmont, Italy) 
Athiri = white grape variety = Greece 
Atina = place = Atina is a town and comune in the province of Frosinone, Lazio region of central Italy 
Aubaine = white grape variety = Burgundy, France (see Chardonnay)
Auxerrois = grape variety = Alscace, France (white grape) – Cahors, France (red grape – known as Malbec or Cot) 
Auxey-Duresses = wine and place = Auxey-Duresses is a village in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, France 
Avenay = place = Champagne, France 
Aversa = Aversa is a town and comune in the Province of Caserta in Campania southern Italy, about 5 kilometers north of Naples 
Avesso = white grape variety = Minho, Portugal 
Avize = place = Champagne, France 
Ay = place = Champagne, France 
Azal Branco = white grape variety = Minho, Portugal 
Azal Tinto = white grape variety = Minho, Portugal 
Azores = place = The Azores are an autonomous region of Portugal. It consists of nine islands


You have more suggestions for me? I would be glad to include them here!


Luiz Alberto, #winelover

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4 Responses to Grape or Place (or Wine)? (A)

  1. Tom Jacobs July 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Love the education and creative ideas behind your topics! Grape or Place could be more educational if you provided a second list with answers. I understand the value of encouraging people to look up answers on their own, but with such a daunting list, only the already wine-savvy will bother.
    Keep up the good works!

    • Tom Jacobs July 20, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

      Sorry. Not sure how to delete or moderate the above. Would be glad to rewrite. Didn’t realize this was going to be a post. Will be much more appropriate in the future.

      • Luiz July 26, 2013 at 4:13 am #

        Hi Tom, thanks! You’re absolutely right. Without the answers the list is useless…
        I’m working on it! :)


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