Optima (white)

Optima (white)

A recent grape variety grown in Germany which combines Riesling,…

Nielluccio (red)

Nielluccio (red)

Deep-coloured Corsican vine, producing average to good quality wine, especially…

Negroamaro (red)

Negroamaro (red)

Puglia's main red grape variety producing ripe sometimes raisiny, chocolatey…

Nebbiolo (red)

Nebbiolo (red)

Arguably Italy's greatest red grape variety, responsible in north-west Italy…

Muscat (white)

Muscat (white)

There are four main varieties of Muscat, the finest being…

Mourvedre (red)

Mourvedre (red)

Increasingly popular as the world wakes up to its qualities,…

Mondeuse (red)

Mondeuse (red)

A peppery red variety grown in the high altitude vineyards…

Merlot (red)

Merlot (red)

For long considered the junior partner in the great Bordeaux…

Melnik (red)

Melnik (red)

Bulgaria's other quality near-native variety capable of producing good ageworthy,…

Mavrud (red)

Mavrud (red)

Balkan vine best known for the sturdy reds of Assenovgrad…

Malvasia (white)

Malvasia (white)

Like Muscat, this is an ancient, Mediterranean-based variety, whose heartland…

Malbec (red)

Malbec (red)

Responsible for the so-called ancient 'black wine of Cahors' in…

Macabeo (white)

Macabeo (white)

Widely planted in northern Spain and around the Mediterranean vineyards…

Listan (white)

Listan (white)

Also known as Palomino, the Spanish grape variety is used…

Kerner (white)

Kerner (white)

Reliable ripener and successful Riesling-based crossing largely replacing Silvaner in…

Jacquère (white)

Jacquère (white)

Little-known, quality white variety confined to Savoie, where it makes…

Iona (white)

Iona (white)

New York-based hybrid grape used for producing dry, sparkling whites

Huxelrebe (white)

Huxelrebe (white)

Aromatic German crossing with grapefruity undertones mainly grown in Pfalz…

Grillo (white)

Grillo (white)

Sicilian variety which has traditionally been used as the basis…

Grignolino (red)

Grignolino (red)

Native of the same north-western Italian alpine foothills as Dolcetto,…