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Pronunciation guide to grape varieties (T-Z)

The Society's audio guide to grape pronunciation gives members more than a fighting chance of being able to get their mouths around even the most challenging sounding of varieties. Click on the grape name to hear our recommendation of how to say the name.

For extended profiles of some of the more common grape varieties see our Guide to grapes.

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Pronunciation guide to grape varieties (A-G) | Pronunciation guide to grape varieties (H-S)


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Tămâioasă


This Romanian grape of the large muscat family is sometimes referred to as the frankincense grape because of its ethereal, heady aroma.

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Tannat


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Tempranillo


Click here for wines from the tempranillo grape


Teroldego


Fruity red grape of Italy's Trentino region that can be rather acidic if not handled carefully. Read more

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Tinta Roriz


The Portuguese name for tempranillo. There are significant plantings in the Douro, Dão and the Alentejo (where it goes by the name of aragónez). Read more

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Touriga Nacional


Premium Portuguese red variety that is often the backbone of port. Read more

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Trajadura


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Trebbiano


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Verdejo


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Verdelho


Important white grape of Madeira that made its way from there to Australia and the US. Read more

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Vermentino


This native Italian white is also found in southern France, Corsica and even California. Read more

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Viognier


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Viura


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Xarel-Lo


Catalan white grape that is important in the production of cava.

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Zinfandel


Now proven to be the same grape as Puglia's primitive and of Croatian origin, what is still uncertain is where the Californians got the name zinfandel from. Read more

Click here for wines from the zinfandel grape


Zweigelt


Austria's most common red variety often has a lovely peppery aroma.

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