You know the deal; the more some folks learn about a topic, the more shortcuts/slang/acronyms/initials/technical jargon can be tossed around. I’m here to help you understand those sometimes mysterious words and phrases, thus – Wine Words Demystified!
This week’s word is Cépage…
According to Karen MacNeil‘s The Wine Bible:
Cépage means grape variety. The so-called cépages nobles – are those that consistently make fine wine, such as cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir or chardonnay
Perhaps you’re wondering what the noble grapes are. According to Wikipedia…
Hmmm…now my inquiring mind is wondering…what is the most planted wine grape in the world (which by the way is a very different question that “what is the most widely planted grape in the world?”…
…the most widely planted grape in the world is the Thompson seedless grape.
Take the quiz below. I’ll reveal the answer in the comments section.
- Wine Words Demystified: Cap (enofylzwineblog.com)