Red wine varieties

With the boom of the red wine, starting with the announcement of the "French Paradox" in the 90s of the last century, the red wine varieties spread very much.

In Germany first of all the new variety Dornfelder benefited from this trend. In a very short time it was one of the 10 most common varieties in Germany. But also other red varieties like Pinot noir, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon became more popular.

It must be mentioned, that even before this time red wine was especially in Baden, Württemberg, Palatina and at the Ahr an important part of the wine industry.

International mainly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot noir benefited from this boom.

There are, depending of the variety, some or many clones of this varieties which allow to adopt the grapes which will be harvested to the wine which have to be sold. Especially Pinot noir has very many clones.

On the following sites we have assort a collection of the most important red varieties and their clones: