The flagship wine grapes of the future

Maturana Blanca

Maturana blancaLike its red counterpart Maturana Tinta, this white native grape of Rioja is currently extremely rare. Nevertheless, Vouillamoz believes it has global potential.

This stems from its ability to produce wines of freshness, rich fruit, and also herbal characters.

It has been recently authorised for use in the production of white Rioja, along with more international varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Verdejo.

One Response to “The flagship wine grapes of the future”

  1. John Cifelli says:

    Patrick,
    Great article. It’s exciting to think that there are many lifetimes of exploration and development in the ever expanding wine world. One item to add- Counoise is being grown at Unionville Vineyards in New Jersey as well with great success. Rhone varieties, along with some Austrian varieties (perhaps the flagship varieties of the future in the past) have a home in NJ.
    -John Cifelli, Executive Director, Garden State Wine Growers Association

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