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Episode V: Aromatic whites


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What’s with these aromatic varieties and their names? It’s like the name is directly proportionate with the intensity and variety of aromas! Scheurebe is primarily grown in Germany, and even there it is not a particularly common grape, though it certainly has become easier to find over the years.

Unlike most aromatic varieties, Scheurebe’s perfume is particularly fruity, with lots of exotic passion fruit, grapefruit and citrus aromas melding with surprising black currant aromas! What may be even more surprising is that unlike many of the aromatic varieties, Scheurebe is actually a white grape (a cross between Sylvaner and Riesling) so those black currant aromas and flavors can be totally unexpected.

With such a delicious and unusual flavor profile Scheurebe is one aromatic variety everyone should try. The wines come in both dry and sweet wine with varying sugar levels. It’s a great way to cap off an exploration of aromatic white wines!

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