A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours
By: Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, José Vouillamoz
Book SummaryUsing cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to wine, charting the relationships between them and including unique family trees, characteristics in the vineyard and what the wines made from them taste like.
Enclosed in cloth binding and slipcover box, with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography.
“One of the most significant books ever published about grapes and wine, in any language. Frankly, I cannot imagine that professionally minded people associated with grape and wine production would not want a copy on their bookshelf.” ~Dr. Richard Smart