Wondering what the best bottle of wine in the world is? Look no further, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 most popular wines in the world.
1. Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light-bodied red wine. It’s loved for its red fruit, flower, and spice aromas that are accentuated by a long, smooth finish. Although Pinot Noir earns most of its fame from its still, red, varietal wines, the variety is also a vital ingredient in the production of sparkling white wines. For these, it can be used alone, but is most commonly blended with its cousin Chardonnay, and other members of the Pinot family. Pinot Noir takes the top spot in our top 5 most popular wines in the world. Now you know our favourite and most popular wines in the world.
Chardonnay is the most popular white wine on earth and, more recently, it has also become the most divisive. Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. Travel to any wine region in the world, and you’ll find at least one vineyard growing Chardonnay. It’s a wine that can be simple or regal, aged for many years or consumed immediately.
Airén is the first white wine grape on our list. Airén is usually blendid with other grapes, including Viura, Verdejo or Sauvignon Blanc to make a more balanced wine. It is almost unknown outside of Spain. Due to its high sugar levels and large yields, it is estimated that 30% of its production is dedicated to the production of local Brandy.
In France, Merlot stands for “the little blackbird”. Merlot is one of the second popular choice for a bottle of vino. Going hand in hand with Cabernet Sauvignon, the pair go together that well, they are the two main ingrediants for the bordeaux blend. Merlot can be velvety and plummy, or rich and oaky. There’s something for everyone, which is why Merlot is adored.
5. Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely recognized wines in the world. In the seventeenth century in southwestern France, an accident occurred between a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc grape plant. The result for this was the birth of one of the most popular grape among American wine drinkers, Cabernet Sauvignon. The rich flavor and high tannin content in Cabernet Sauvignon make it a suplendid partner to rich grilled meats, peppery sauces, and dishes with high flavor.