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*Napa Gamay (Napa) AKA=Valdiguie

NARINCE (W)

  • OLD WORLDTurkey(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE +USED/ Dolma Leaves
    • Sight:
    • Aroma: Herb
    • Palate: Grapefruit
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, Abv., Medi+Acid

NARMA (R)

  • OLD WORLDRussia(Indigenous)

NASCETTA*(W)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Langhe DOC.(Indigenous)/ Novello DOC.)
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Anascetta
  • VINICULTURE
    • Sight: Clear-Hazy/ Golden
    • Aroma: Stone Fruit, Tropical, Honey, Spice
    • Palate: Medi-Tannins, Abv., Medi Acid
    • Structure: Medi- Tannin, Abv., Medi Acid

NASCO (W)

  • OLD WORLDItalySardinia(Cagliari DOC.)Indigenous)

*Nature  ( ? ) AKA=Heida, Paien, Traminer, Savagnin

NEBBIERA (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Indigenous)

NEBBIOLO*(B) “Ancient/ Historical Grape”

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Indigenous)(Barolo DOCG./ Barbaresco DOCG./ Roero DOC./ Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC./ Langhe Nebbiolo DOC./ Albugnano DOC./ Gattinara DOCG./ Valtellina DOCG.)
  • NEW WORLDAmericaCalifornia(Carneros AVA./ Santa Ynez AVA./ Sierra Foothills AVA.)
    • Mexico(Guadalupe Valley)  Australia(Porongurup GI./ Pell GI.)
  • VITICULTUREX=Freisa & Viognier,  *RIPENER/ Late
    • *CLONES/ Lampia(Good Quality, Less Tannic), Michet(Very Tannic), Rose(Very Aromatic)
    • *PARENT-to-Brugnola, Rossola Nera, Freisa, Negrara, Vespolina
    • AKA=Spanna(Alto Piemonte), Picotendro(Valle d’Aosta), Chiavennasca(Valtellina), Picutener
    • ~Etymology~ Italian Nebbia Meaning Foggy…Referring to the Fog of Piemonte.
  • VINICULTURE– *Extended Maceration, +AGED/ +20 yr.
      • Traditional Style vs. Modern Style
    • Sight: Murky/ Garnet/ Orange Rim
    • Aroma: Prunes, Rose, Tar, Violet, Orange Peel, Persimmon
    • Palate: Dry/ +BODY, Blackberry, Raspberry
    • Structure: High Tannins, +Abv., High Acid…(Long)
      • FOOD PAIRING… Braised Beef/ Veal, Mushroom Risotto, Tagliatelle, Oregano, Basil
      • CHEESE PAIRING…Burrata. Parmesan
  • Barolo vs. Barbaresco vs. Gattinara vs. Valtellina
    • Barolo– Needs the Most Time to Age.
    • BarbarescoMore Elegant, Slighly Less Tannic.
    • Gattinara–  More Approachable Sooner, Higher In Minerality.
    • Valtellina– Approachable, Slightly More Fruity.

NEBBIOLO ROSE (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREX=Nebbiolo & ?

NEGOSKA (B)

  • OLD WORLDGreece(Indigenous)-Goumenissa, Macedonia
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Xinomavro

NEGRARA (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyVeneto(Indigenous)(Valpolicella DOC./ Bardalino DOC.)
  • VITICULTUREX=Nebbiolo & ?
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Valpolicella

NEGRAMOLL (B)

  • OLD WORLD– ?      |  NEW WORLDPeru
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Mollar, Negra Mole
  • VINICULTURE+USED/ Pisco

NEGRARA VERONESE (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyAlto Adige(Valdadige DOC.)

NEGRAT (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyFriuli(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE
    • Sight:                            Aroma: Earthy
    • Palate:         / +BODY, Black Current
    • Structure:

NEGRATINO (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyTuscany(Indigenous)

*Negreda  (Spain/ ?) AKA=Jaun Garcia, Gorda, Mouraton(Galicia), Negreda

NEGRETTE (B)

  • OLD WORLDFranceBordeaux(Fronton AOC.)Indigenous)
    • Loire Valley(Pays Nantais AOC.)
  • NEW WORLDAmericaCalifornia(San Benito AVA.)
  • VINICULTURE+TERPENES/ Rotundone
    • Sight:
    • Aroma: Leather, Licorice, Violet, Pepper
    • Palate:         / +BODY, Blackberry
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, Abv., Medi Acid

NEGRETTO (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyEmilia-Romagna(Indigenous)

NEGROAMARO*(B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPuglia(Salice Salentino DOC.(Indigenous)/ Alezio DOC.)
  • NEW WORLDAustralia(Geelong GI.)
  • VITICULTUREAKA= Niuru Maru
    • ~Etymology~ Meaning Black & Bitter…Referring to Color & Taste.
  • VINICULTURE
    • Sight: Dark/ Burgundy
    • Aroma: Sour Cherry, Plum, Spice, Licorice
    • Palate: Dry/ +BODY, Black Currents
    • Structure: Medi+Tannins, Abv., High Acid
  • PAIRING…Baked Spicy Beef, Lamb
  • CHEESE

*Negretta ( ? ) AKA=Tempranillo, +48 Others

*Negro de Mesa ( ? ) AKA=Tempranillo, +48 Others

NEGRONE (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyTrentino(Indigenous)

NEGRU De DRAGASANI (B)

  • OLD WORLDRomania(Dragasani(Indigenous)

NEHELESCHOL (?)

  • OLD WORLDIsrael(Indigenous)   Romania   FranceLanguedoc

*Neirano (Italy) AKA=Cardin, Montanera

NEOPLANTA (G)

  • OLD WORLDSerbia(Indigenous)

NEOSHO (?)

  • OLD WORLDAmerica
  • VITICULTURE *PARENT-to-Muench, Mrs. Munson

NERA Dei BAISI (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyTrentino(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE– *RIPENER/ Late

*Nerdela (Italy/ Valle D’Aosta) AKA=Gros Vien, Ner d’Ala

NER D’ALA (W)

  • OLD WORLDItalyValle d’Aosta(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE AKA=Gros Vien, Nerdela

NERELLO CAPPUCCIO (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalySicily(Indigenous)(Etna DOC.)
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Nerello Mantellato

*Nerello Mantellato ( ? ) AKA=Nerello Cappuccio

NERELLO MASCALESE*(B)

  • OLD WORLDItalySicily(Cerasuola DOC./ Etna DOC.)Indigenous), Calabria(Faro DOC.)
  • NEW WORLD– ?
  • VITICULTURE– X=Sangiovese & Mantonico
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Marsala, Etna Rosso,  *USED/ Sparking,  Rose
    • Sight: Murky/ Rust
    • Aroma: Cherry, Raspberry, Earthy, Leather, Cedar, Spice/ Cinnamon
    • Palate: Dry/ -Body, Sour Cherry, Strawberry
    • Structure: High Tannins, Abv., Medi+ Acid
  • FOOD PAIRING…Baked Stuffed Sardines, Pork Sausage
  • CHEESE PAIRING…Caciocvallo, Provolone

NERETTA CUNEESE (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Indigenous)(Valsusa DOC.)

NERETTA Di MARENGO (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Indigenous)(Alessandria)

NERETTO*(B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Pinerolese DOC.)
  • VITICULTUREX=Nebbiolo & ?,  *CLONES/ Bairo, Duro, Gentile, Nostrano

NERKARAT (B)

  • OLD WORLDArmenia(Indigenous)

NERKENI (B)

  • OLD WORLDArmenia-Ararat(Indigenous)

NERO D’ALA (B)

  • OLD WORLDItaly-Piemonte(Indigenous)(Canavese Rosso DOC.)

NERO BUONO*(B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyLazio(Cori DOC.)Indigenous)/ Castelli Romani DOC.)
  • VINICULTUREAKA=Cori,   JUICE-Teinturiers,  *SKIN/ Thick
  • VINICULTURE– +BLENDED/ Often
    • Sight: Opaque, Purple
    • Aroma: Earthy, Leather
    • Palate: Dry/ +BODY, Plum(Black)
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, Abv., Med- Acid
  • FOOD PAIRING…Coda alla Vaccinara di Lazio (Oxtail Stew With Vegetables)

NERO D’AVOLA*(B)

  • OLD WORLDItalySicily(Marsala DOC.(Indigenous), Puglia(Faro DOC.,)
  • NEW WORLDSouth Africa
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Calabrese
    • ~Etymology~ ”Avola”…Referring to Town On Sicily’s South Coast.
  • VINICULTURE*STYLES/ Rose,  +AGED/ Often,  +BLENDED/ Marsala
    • Sight: Opaque/ Ruby
    • Aroma: Strawberry, Spice, Violet, Pepper, Licorice
    • Palate: Dry/ +BODY, Sour Cherry
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, +Abv., High Acid
  • FOOD PAIRING…Grilled Lamb, Sausage, Pizza, Pasta With Eggplant, Mushrooms
  • CHEESE PAIRING…Aged

NERO Di TROIA*(B)    

  • OLD WORLDItalyPuglia(Castel dei Monti DOC.)Indigenous)/ Bari DOC.)
  • NEW WORLD– ?
  • VITICULTURE *RIPENER/ Late
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Rosso Bartetti
    • Sight: Full/ Blackish
    • Aroma: Blackberry, Spice/ Clove, Savage
    • Palate: Dry/ +BODY, Black Plum
    • Structure: Medi+Tannins, Abv., Medi+Acid
  • FOOD PAIRING…Grilled Steak

NERONET (B)

  • OLD WORLDCzech Republic(Indigenous)

NEUBURGER (W)

  • OLD WORLDAustria(Indigenous)   Czech Republic
  • VITICULTURE*PROGENY-of-Savagnin   X=Roter Veltliner & Sylvaner

NEVA MUNSON (B)

  • NEW WORLDAmerica-Texas
  • VITICULTURE– X=Neosho & Herbemont, (Crossed by TV. Munson)

NEVOEIRA (B)

  • OLD WORLDPortugalDouro Valley(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Port

NEYRET (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyValle d’Aosta(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Often

NIAGARA*(W)

  • NEW WORLDAmericaNew York(Finger Lakes AVA.), Oregon(Willamette Valley)Pennsylvania   Brazil(Rio Grande do Sul)   CanadaOntario   New Zealand
  • VITICULTURE–  *SPECIES/ PROGENY-of-Vitis Labrusca
    • *HYBRID-X=Concord(Labrusca& Cassady,  +RESISTANT/ Cold
    • ~Etymology~ Name Refers to Niagara County In New York.
  • VINICULTURE*USED/ Eating, Jelly, Juice
    • Sight: Clear/ Golden
    • Aroma: Foxy, Musty
    • Palate: Body
    • Structure: Low Tannins, -Abv., Medi Acid

*Nieddera (Italy/ Sardegne) AKA=Bobel

NIEDDU MANNU (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalySardinia(Indigenous)

*Nielluccio (France/ Corsica, Provence) AKA=Sangiovese

NIGRIKIOTIKO (B)

  • OLD WORLDGreece(Kozani)Indigenous)

NINCUSA (B)

  • OLD WORLDCroatiaPrimorska Hrvatska(Indigenous)

NITODAL (R)

  • NEW WORLDAmericaTexas
  • VITICULTURE*American-X=Salado & Pense, (Crossed by TV. Munson)

NITRANKA (B)

  • OLD WORLDSlovakia(Indigenous)

NOAH (W)

  • NEW WORLDEngland
  • VITICULTURE*HYBRID-X=Folle Blanche & Baco Blanc

NOBLESSA (W)

  • OLD WORLDGermanyBaden
  • VITICULTUREX=Madeleine Angevine & Silvaner

NOBLING (W)

OLD WORLDGermanyBaden(Indigenous)
VITICULTUREX=Silvaner & Chasselas

NOCERA (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPuglia(Faro DOC.)Indigenous)

NOIRET (B)

  • NEW WORLDAmericaNew York(Finger Lakes AVA.)  Ohio
  • VINICULTURE*HYBRID-X=Ny65.o467.08 & Chancellor & Steuben(Vinifera)
    • Sight: Full
    • Aroma: Raspberry, Pepper
    • Palate: Blackberry
    • Structure:

NORIA (W)

  • NEW WORLDSlovakia
  • VITICULTUREX=Riesling & Semillon,  *Early Ripener

NORTON*(B)

  • OLD WORLD–  ?
  • NEW WORLD–  AmericaVirginia  (Ozark Highlands)   Australia(Hasting GI.)
  • VITICULTURE–  *SPECIES/ PROGENY-of-Vitis Aestivalis,  *HYBRID-X=Bland & Enfarine Noir
    • Culture– State Grape of Missouri,  AKA=Cynthiana
    • ~Etymology~ 1800’s, Named After Norborne Norton Who First Crossed the Grapes.
  • VINICULTURE– High Content of Anthocyanin
    • Sight: Full
    • Aroma:
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Medi Tannin, Medi Acid

NOSIOLA*(W)

  • OLD WORLDItalyTrentino(Indigenous)/ Valle dei Lagni(Toblino/ Sorni), Lombardia, Veneto
  • NEW WORLD– ?
  • VITICULTURE*PRODIGY-of-Reze,    *RIPENER/ Mid,  *SKIN/Thin
    • AKA=Nosella, Nosellara, Spargelen
    • ~Etymology~ “Nocciola” Meaning Hazelnut In Italian, Referring to Its Slight Aroma.
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Trentino Vin Santo(+16% Abv.)
    • Sight: Hazy/ Golden/ Yellow
    • Aroma: Hazelnut, Smoke, Herb
    • Palate: Dry to Sweet, Apricot, Citrus
    • Structure: Low Tannins, Abv., Medi+ Acid

NOTARDOMENICO (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPuglia(Indigenous)(Ostuni DOC.)

NOUVELLE (W)

  • NEW WORLDSouth Africa
  • VITICULTUREX=Crouchen & Ugni Blanc

NOVAC (B)

  • OLD WORLDRomania(Indigenous)

*Nuernberger ( ? ) AKA=Gewurztraminer

NURAGUS (W)

  • OLD WORLDItaly(Cagliari DOC.)Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Abbondosa, Axina
  • VINICULTURE
    • Sight:
    • Aroma:
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Low Tannins, Abv., Medi+Acid


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OCCHIO ROSSO (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyTuscany(Indigenous)

OEILLADE NOIRE (B)

  • OLD WORLDFranceLanguedoc(Saint-Chinian)Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREX=Alicante Henri Bouschet & Cabernet Sauvignon

*Obaideh (Lebanon/ Bekaa Valley) AKA=Chardonnay

*Oeillade (Cyrus) AKA=Cinsaut, Ottavianello

OFTHALMO (B)

  • OLD WORLDCyprus(Lemesos)Indigenous)

O’HANEZ (G)

  • NEW WORLDAmerica
  • VINICULTURE+USED/ Eating

OHRIDSKO CRNO (B)

  • OLD WORLDRepublic of Macedonia(Indigenous)

OISI (G)

  • OLD WORLDGeorgia(Indigenous)

OJALESHI (P)

  • OLD WORLDGeorgia(Tskhenis-Tskali River)Indigenous)

*Ojo de Liebre (Spain/ Balearic Islands) AKA=Tempranillo, +48 Others

*Olaszrling (Hungary ) AKA=Welschriesling

*Okatac ( ? ) AKA=Vugava, Bougava, Bugava, Okatac, Ugava

OKUZGOZU (B)

  • OLD WORLDTurkey(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Bogazkere
    • Sight: Ruby
    • Aroma:
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, Abv., Medi+Acid

*Olivella (Italy/ Campania/ Costiera d’Amalfi DOC.) AKA=Sciacinoso

OLITA (G)

  • NEW WORLDAmericaTexas
  • VITICULTUREX=Delaware & Irving (Crossed by TV. Munson)

ONCHETTE (B)

  • OLD WORLDFrance-Savoie(Isere)Indigenous)

ONDENC (W)

  • OLD WORLDFranceSouth-West(Gaillac AOC.)Indigenous), Bordeaux, Loire Valley
  • NEW WORLDAustralia(Barossa GI.)

ODESSKY CHERNY (B)

  • OLD WORLDUkraine-Odessa(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREX=Alicante Bouschet & Cabernet Sauvignon
    • AKA=Zimsko Belo,  +RESISTANT/ Cold,   *RIPENER/ Late

ONTARIO (B)

  • OLD WORLDAmerica
  • VITICULTUREX=Diamont & Winchell, *PROGENY-to-Wayne/ Steuben/ Noiret

OPSIMO EDESSIS (G)

  • OLD WORLDGreece-Edessa(Thessaloniki)Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Zimsko Belo
  • VINICULTURE+USED/ Eating

OPTHALMO (B)

  • OLD WORLDCyprus

OPTIMA (W) 

  • OLD WORLDGermanyPalatinate(Indigenous)
  • NEW WORLDCanadaBritish Columbia(Okanagan Valley VA.)
  • VITICULTURE–  X=Riesling & Silvaner & Muller-Thurgau,  *PARENT-to-Orion
  • VINICULTURE–  *STYLE/ Botrytis

ORANGETRAUBE (W)

  • OLD WORLDAustriaBurgenland(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE*PARENT-to-Goldburger

ORANIENSTEINER (G)

  • OLD WORLDGermany   Hungary
  • NEW WORLDCanadaBritish Columbia(Okanagan Valley VA.)
  • VITICULTUREX=Riesling & Silvaner

OREMUS (W)

  • OLD WORLDHungary(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREX=Furmint & Bouvier,   AKA=Zeta,   *RIPENER/ Early
  • VINICULTURE*BOTRYIZED-Induced
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ Tokay

ORION (W)

  • OLD WORLDGermanyBaden(Indigenous)  England
  • VITICULTUREX=Optima & Billard Blanc

*Oriou ( ? ) AKA=Petit Rouge

ORLEANS GELB (G)

  • OLD WORLDGermany(Indigenous)

*Ormeasco (Italy/ Liguria) AKA=Dolcetto

ORPICCHIO (W)

  • OLD WORLDItalyTuscany(Indigenous)

ORTEGA (W)

  • OLD WORLDGermany-Rheinhessen(Indigenous)
  • NEW WORLD– ?
  • VITICULTUREX=Muller-Thurgau & Siegerrebe,  *RIPENER/ Early
  • VINICULTURE *STYLES/ Botrytis,   +USED/ Eating

ORTRUGO*(W)

  • OLD WORLDItalyPiemonte(Piacentini DOC.)Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE+BLENDED/ With Malvasia(Often)
    • Sight:
    • Aroma:
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Low Tannins, Abv., High Acid

OSELETA (B)

  • OLD WORLDItalyVeneto(Indigenous)(Valpolicella DOC.)
  • VITICULTURE–  -Yield

OSIRIS (W)

  • OLD WORLDGermany
  • VITICULTUREX=Riesling & Muller-Thurgau

OSTEINER (W)

  • OLD WORLDGermany-Rheingau(Indigenous), Franken
  • NEW WORLDNew ZealandCentral Otago
  • VITICULTUREX=Riesling & Silvaner

OSTERREICHISCH WEISS (G) “Ancient/ Historical Grape”

  • OLD WORLDAustriaVienna(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE*PROGENY-of-Gouais Blanc/ X=Gouais Blanc & ?
    • *PARENT-to-Sylvaner

OTSKHANURI SAPERE (B)

OLD WORLDGeorgiaImereti(Indigenous)

*Ottavianello (Pulia/ Ostuni) AKA=Cinsaut, Oeillade

OVIDIOPOLSKY (G)

  • OLD WORLDUkraineOdessa(Indigenous)


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