The 10 Wines That Are Consumed the Most Around the Globe.
It is not a simple task to compile a list of the top 10 wines consumed all over the globe in terms of popularity. The team led by Kym Anderson from the University of Adelaide carried out the most recent research on vineyards all over the globe in the year 2011. It goes without saying that the information on wine from throughout the globe is not entirely current.
Today, the staff at Folly Enterprises Inc. expects to give fresh data to the company’s clients. But, it’s not quite ready. In the meanwhile, the following information is available from 2011:
This infographic was created by Wine Folly and shows the most popular wines and grape varieties that are grown all around the world.
Wine Folly’s Circular Infographic Chart Displaying the Most Commonly Planted Grape Varieties Across the Globe
Cabernet Sauvignon Red. This grape variety was initially brought to widespread attention by the vintners of Bordeaux, which is located in France. These days, Cabernet Sauvignon vines can be found growing in almost every country on the planet, even in some surprising ones like China and Lebanon.
Even though it is sometimes eclipsed by Cabernet Sauvignon, the “other” Bordeaux type produces wines that are of high quality and are suitable for aging. Merlot is well-known for having tastes reminiscent of lively cherry fruit and a polished tannic structure.
Airén is one of the lesser-known of the several varieties of wine grapes that are grown all over the globe. It is mostly grown in the Castilla-La Mancha area of Spain, where the vines are spaced quite widely apart in order to endure the dry climate of the high plains.
This particular red cultivar is highly regarded and accounts for the majority of plantings in Spain. There are a variety of styles of wine, ranging from rosé to red, although Tempranillo is perhaps most recognized for the champion wines produced in Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
The origin of the most popular white wine in the world can be traced back to Burgundy in France, where the region’s wines are typically matured in oak barriques (barrels). Chardonnay is one of the most powerful and complex kinds of white wine in the world since it is aged in the wood.
The grape variety known as Syrah was first cultivated in the Northern Rhône region of France. It went on to become the most widely consumed kind of wine in Australia, where it is known by the name Shiraz.
This is a lighter-colored red with high-toned scents of both red and black berries. This wine has a lighter body. The grape has a low level of tannin, but it makes up for this deficiency with its sharp acidity and high alcohol content. This grape works well when combined with Syrah and Monastrell in a mix.
The white Sauvignon Blanc variety.
The status of the wild white grape vines that are planted in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France is well described by the name Sauvignon, which may be translated as “savage” or “wild.”
As a result of a recent discovery that it is the grape from which Cabernet Sauvignon is derived, Sauvignon Blanc is gaining a reputation for being an increasingly exceptional variety.
Trebbiano Toscano White. This is another lesser-known grape that is at the top of the list of wines of Italian provenance. It is most often employed in the creation of French brandy and balsamic vinegar. This grape is referred to as Ugni Blanc in the Cognac region.
The color of Pinot Noir.
A kind of red wine that is enjoying a meteoric rise in notoriety all over the globe. Pinot Noir is highly regarded for its exquisitely bright tastes of red fruit as well as its flowery undertones.
The grape is very difficult to cultivate and has a tendency to thrive best in milder conditions such as those found in Burgundy, France, Oregon, and New Zealand (among others).