Is the wine grape that makes Chianti, a tremendous food wine with flavors and aromas of cherries and rose petals.
Is a star in Argentina, where it produces inky wines with an attractive smoke and leather quality. It also stands out in Cahors in southern France.
Is the grape variety that makes Barolo and Barbaresco, the noble (and pricey) red wines of the Piedmont region of Italy. With age, flavor notes of plums and cherries are enhanced by flavors of smoke, tar and roses.
Is a famous grape of Spain, where it is used in wines of the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions.
Makes the fresh and fruity, raspberry-flavored wines of the Beaujolais region of Burgundy.
Has found its home in California, where it produces big, fruity, often spicy red wines.