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*Napa Gamay (Napa) AKA=Valdiguie

NARINCE (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Turkey(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE- +USED/ Dolma Leaves
    • Sight:
    • Aroma: Herb
    • Palate: Grapefruit
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, ABV., Medi+Acid

NARMA (R)

  • OLD WORLD- Russia(Indigenous)

NASCETTA*(W)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Langhe DOC.(Indigenous)/ Novello DOC.)
  • VITICULTURE- AKA=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 WORLD- Italy-Sardinia(Cagliari DOC.)Indigenous)

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

NEBBIERA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Indigenous)

NEBBIOLO*(B) Ancient/ Historical Grape

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Indigenous)(Barolo DOCG./ Barbaresco DOCG./ Roero DOC./ Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC./ Langhe Nebbiolo DOC./ Albugnano DOC./ Gattinara DOCG./ Valtellina DOCG.)
  • NEW WORLD America-California(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, Softer Tannins, Slightly More Fruity.

NEBBIOLO ROSE (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Nebbiolo & ?

NEGOSKA (B)

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

NEGRARA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Veneto(Indigenous(Valpolicella DOC./ Bardalino DOC.)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Nebbiolo & ?
  • VINICULTURE- +BLENDED/ Valpolicella

NEGRAMOLL (B)

  • OLD WORLD-  ?      |  NEW WORLD- Peru
  • VITICULTURE- AKA=Mollar, Negra Mole
  • VINICULTURE- +USED/ Pisco

NEGRARA VERONESE (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Alto Adige(Valdadige DOC.)

NEGRAT (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Friuli(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Sight:                            Aroma: Earthy
    • Palate:         / +BODY, Black Current
    • Structure:

NEGRATINO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Tuscany(Indigenous)

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

NEGRETTE (B)

  • OLD WORLD- France-Bordeaux(Fronton AOC.)Indigenous)
    • Loire Valley(Pays Nantais AOC.)
  • NEW WORLD- America-California(San Benito AVA.)
  • VINICULTURE +TERPENES/ Rotundone
    • Sight:
    • Aroma: Leather, Licorice, Violet, Pepper
    • Palate:         / +BODY, Blackberry
    • Structure: Medi Tannins, ABV., Medi Acid

NEGRETTO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Emilia-Romagna(Indigenous)

NEGROAMARO*(B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Puglia(Salice Salentino DOC.(Indigenous)/ Alezio DOC.)
  • NEW WORLD- Australia-Victoria(Geelong GI.)
  • VITICULTURE- AKA= 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
      • FOOD PAIRING Baked Spicy Beef, Lamb
      • CHEESE PAIRING

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

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

NEGRONE (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Trentino(Indigenous)

NEGRU De DRAGASANI (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Romania(Dragasani(Indigenous)

NEHELESCHOL (?)

  • OLD WORLD- Israel(Indigenous)   Romania   France-Languedoc

*Neirano (Italy) AKA=Cardin, Montanera

NEOPLANTA (G)

  • OLD WORLD- Serbia(Indigenous)

NEOSHO (?)

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

NERA Dei BAISI (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Trentino(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE *RIPENER/ Late

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

NER D’ALA (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Valle d’Aosta(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- AKA=Gros Vien, Nerdela

NERELLO CAPPUCCIO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Sicily(Indigenous(Etna DOC.)
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Nerello Mantellato

*Nerello Mantellato ( ? ) AKA=Nerello Cappuccio

NERELLO MASCALESE*(B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Sicily(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 WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Indigenous(Valsusa DOC.)

NERETTA Di MARENGO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Indigenous(Alessandria)

NERETTO*(B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Pinerolese DOC.)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Nebbiolo & ?,  *CLONES/ Bairo, Duro, Gentile, Nostrano

NERKARAT (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Armenia(Indigenous)

NERKENI (B)

  • OLD WORLD- ArmeniaArarat(Indigenous)

NERO D’ALA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- ItalyPiemonte(Indigenous(Canavese Rosso DOC.)

NERO BUONO*(B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Lazio(Cori DOC.)Indigenous)/ Castelli Romani DOC.)
  • VINICULTURE- AKA=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 WORLD- Italy-Sicily(Marsala DOC.)Indigenous)Puglia(Faro DOC.)
  • NEW WORLD- South Africa   America-California(Romona AVA.)
  • VITICULTURE- AKA=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 WORLD- Italy-Puglia(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 WORLD- Czech Republic(Indigenous)

NEUBURGER (W)

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

NEVA MUNSON (B)

  • NEW WORLD- AmericaTexas
  • VITICULTURE- X=Neosho & Herbemont, (Crossed by TV. Munson)

NEVOEIRA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Portugal-Douro Valley(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE- +BLENDED/ Port

NEYRET (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Valle d’Aosta(Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE- +BLENDED/ Often

NIAGARA*(W)

  • NEW WORLD- America-New York(Finger Lakes AVA.), Oregon(Willamette Valley)Pennsylvania   Brazil(Rio Grande do Sul)   Canada-Ontario   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 WORLD- Italy-Sardinia(Indigenous)

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

NIGRIKIOTIKO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Greece(Kozani)Indigenous)

NINCUSA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Croatia-Primorska Hrvatska(Indigenous)

NITODAL (R)

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

NITRANKA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Slovakia(Indigenous)

NOAH (W)

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

NOBLESSA (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Germany-Baden
  • VITICULTURE- X=Madeleine Angevine & Silvaner

NOBLING (W)

OLD WORLD- Germany-Baden(Indigenous)
VITICULTURE- X=Silvaner & Chasselas

NOCERA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Puglia(Faro DOC.)Indigenous)
    • Sight: Full
    • Aroma: Black Cherry
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Medi+Tannins, ABV., Medi+Acid

NOIRET (B)

  • NEW WORLD- America-New 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 WORLD- Slovakia
  • VITICULTURE- X=Riesling & Semillon,  *RIPENER/ Early

NORTON*(B)

  • OLD WORLD-   ?
  • NEW WORLD AmericaVirginia(Ozark Highlands)   Australia-New South Wales(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,  ABV., Medi Acid

NOSIOLA*(W)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Trentino(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 WORLD- Italy-Puglia(Indigenous(Ostuni DOC.)

NOUVELLE (W)

  • NEW WORLD- South Africa
  • VITICULTURE- X=Crouchen & Ugni Blanc

NOVAC (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Romania(Indigenous)

*Nuernberger ( ? ) AKA=Gewurztraminer

NURAGUS (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Sardegna(Cagliari DOC.)Indigenous)
  • VITICULTUREAKA=Abbondosa, Axina
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Sight:
    • Aroma:
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Low Tannins, ABV., Medi+Acid


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OCCHIO ROSSO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Tuscany(Indigenous)

OEILLADE NOIRE (B)

  • OLD WORLD- France-Languedoc(Saint-Chinian)Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Alicante Henri Bouschet & Cabernet Sauvignon

*Obaideh (Lebanon/ Bekaa Valley) AKA=Chardonnay

*Oeillade (Cyrus) AKA=Cinsaut, Ottavianello

OFTHALMO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Cyprus(Lemesos)Indigenous)

O’HANEZ (G)

  • NEW WORLD- America
  • VINICULTURE- +USED/ Eating

OHRIDSKO CRNO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Republic of Macedonia(Indigenous)

OISI (G)

  • OLD WORLD- Georgia(Indigenous)

OJALESHI (P)

  • OLD WORLD- Georgia(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 WORLD- Turkey(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 WORLD- America-Texas
  • VITICULTURE- X=Delaware & Irving, (Crossed by TV. Munson)

ONCHETTE (B)

  • OLD WORLD- FranceSavoie(Isere)Indigenous)

ONDENC (W)

  • OLD WORLD- France-South-West(Gaillac AOC.)Indigenous), Bordeaux, Loire Valley
  • NEW WORLD- Australia(Barossa GI.)

ODESSKY CHERNY (B)

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

ONTARIO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- America
  • VITICULTURE- X=Diamont & Winchell, *PROGENY-to-Wayne/ Steuben/ Noiret

OPSIMO EDESSIS (G)

  • OLD WORLD- Greece-Edessa(Thessaloniki)Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- AKA=Zimsko Belo
  • VINICULTURE- +USED/ Eating

OPTHALMO (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Cyprus

OPTIMA (W) 

  • OLD WORLD- Germany-Palatinate(Indigenous)
  • NEW WORLD- Canada-British Columbia(Okanagan Valley VA.)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Riesling & Silvaner & Muller-Thurgau,  *PARENT-to-Orion
  • VINICULTURE- *STYLE/ Botrytis

ORANGETRAUBE (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Austria-Burgenland(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- *PARENT-to-Goldburger

ORANIENSTEINER (G)

  • OLD WORLD- Germany   Hungary
  • NEW WORLD- Canada-British Columbia(Okanagan Valley VA.)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Riesling & Silvaner

*Orbois ( ? ) AKA=Arbois, Petit/ Menu Pineau

OREMUS (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Hungary(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- X=Furmint & Bouvier,  AKA=Zeta,  *RIPENER/ Early
  • VINICULTURE- *BOTRYIZED-Induced
  • VINICULTURE- +BLENDED/ Tokay

ORION (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Germany-Baden(Indigenous)  England
  • VITICULTURE- X=Optima & Billard Blanc

*Oriou ( ? ) AKA=Petit Rouge

ORLEANS GELB (G)

  • OLD WORLD- Germany(Indigenous)

*Ormeasco (Italy/ Liguria) AKA=Dolcetto

ORPICCHIO (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Tuscany(Indigenous)

ORTEGA (W)

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

ORTRUGO*(W)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Piemonte(Piacentini DOC.)Indigenous)
  • VINICULTURE- +BLENDED/ With Malvasia(Often)
    • Sight:
    • Aroma:
    • Palate:
    • Structure: Low Tannins, ABV., High Acid

OSELETA (B)

  • OLD WORLD- Italy-Veneto(Indigenous(Valpolicella DOC.)
  • VITICULTURE-  *YIELDS/ Low

OSIRIS (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Germany
  • VITICULTURE- X=Riesling & Muller-Thurgau

OSTEINER (W)

  • OLD WORLD- Germany-Rheingau(Indigenous), Franken
  • NEW WORLD- New Zealand-Central Otago
  • VITICULTURE- X=Riesling & Silvaner

OSTERREICHISCH WEISS (G) Ancient/ Historical Grape

  • OLD WORLD- Austria-Vienna(Indigenous)
  • VITICULTURE- *PROGENY-of-Gouais Blanc-X=Gouais Blanc & ?
    • *PARENT-to-Sylvaner

OTSKHANURI SAPERE (B)

OLD WORLD- Georgia-Imereti(Indigenous)

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

OVIDIOPOLSKY (G)

  • OLD WORLD- Ukraine-Odessa(Indigenous)


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.