Top 12 Hardest Wine Names to Pronounce | GET THEM RIGHT!


This is Julien, the French winemaking guy
who makes wine videos here on YouTube yes wine videos and sometimes wine
pronunciation videos and we are looking at the top 12 most difficult wine names
to pronounce in the world of wine, those 12 names that everyone hears about or
knows about if you are a wine geek or a wine connoisseur,
but that are just very very hard to pronounce. Well today we’re gonna sort
things out and sort out your pronunciation and you’re gonna be
knowing exactly how to go about pronouncing Those. So we’re gonna be
sticking to famous why names it’s probably harder names out there to
pronounce but we’re gonna be sticking to the top 12 the most famous ones that you
should absolutely know how they should be pronounced let’s start off with
number one Cabernet Sauvignon you’re probably saying something along the
lines of, or tempted to say cabinet Savignon. Cabernet Sauvignon? No, the
typical French pronunciation Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon typical
really French with the French are would be Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
but it’d be fine to say Cabernet Sauvignon as long as you don’t pronounce
the T at the end and don’t say Sauvignon but rather Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon number two is another white wine well another wine from
Bordeaux I should say a sweet white wine you’ve probably heard of chateau d’Yquem and
one of the most famous of all estates in the world and certainly in Bordeaux
Chateau d’Yquem is made around the village in the appellation of how do you
go pronouncing Sauternes. Do not pronounce the S of Sauternes, the last
letter is often silent very often silent it is the case here so tan so ter for
the typical French pronunciation Sauternes Sauternes. the wines from Sauternes now we’re going on the german thing well the
German grape variety here white grape variety world is a German well it’s
actually more used in Austria I should say and this how do you go about
pronouncing this it’s pretty straightforward once you know
Gruner Veltliner. Gruner Veltliner. You do want to insist on the I hear that is
not pronounced as a nice not gonna but liner but rather Gruner Veltliner and you do
want to emphasize on it so Gruner Veltliner who no but Gruner Veltliner delicious white wines are
personalized of them and yeah made a mistake here with that flag should be
Austrian flag yeah Gruner Veltliner we’re going you’re staying in Europe
we’re going to Greece and this is probably one of the most famous of all
great varieties in Greece and delicious red grape that makes them you know very
spicy fragrant relatively light red wines this is a little bit of the Pinot
Noir from Greece if you haven’t tried a wine from xinomavro well you should
definitely and next time you go to your wine shop or your restaurant maybe ask
for xinomavro. Xinomavro I couldn’t really do the exact
Greek pronunciation I don’t speak Greece but you know in short xinomavro number
five another French white grape variety from Bordeaux yes
everyone says Semillon or something along those lines Semillon
well you ought to say if you want to sound French in genuine and
knowledgeable Semillon with the typical French pronunciation
will be fine to say Semillon when there’s an ID followed by double
else it sounds more like a why say me yo say me on a famous you know the most
famous of all Spanish appellations of all Spanish wines everyone knows about
this place about this area but this region but who can pronounce it properly
well in Spanish for the typical Spanish pronunciation you were to say Rioja
Rioja Roja do ha it’d be fine to say something along the lines of Rioja Rioja
but you owe to roll the are like the Spanish doer
and then you know pronounce the J from the bottom of your throat real ha the
real part number seven another French white grape those French white grapes
are really hard to pronounce Viognier Viognier it’s a delicious grape with fantastic notes of apricot in white
peach and some oily textural wines I love a good Viognier if you’re not
familiar with it you know again ask your sommelier for a nice Viognier wine. A bit of an obscure appellation in the Loire Valley but
making some fantastic Cabernet Franc red wines in the Loire Valley the wines of
how do you go about pronouncing this word with all these vowels everywhere
well it’s fairly straightforward once you know Bourgueil
Bourgueil for the typical French Pronunciation: Bourgueil. Bourgueil. Bourgueil. we’re going with wine the best viognier
wines we were talking about wines made from viognier the wines well this is the
best appellation the best area in France and in the world for making delicious
viognier wines in the Rhone Valley of France the appellation that is called
Condrieu. Typical French pronunciation? Condrieu if you haven’t tried a
Condrieu wine, well it’s just so delicious so ask your wide supplier for
a good Condrieu wine. Condrieu you’d be fine to say Condrieu you if you can’t say Condrieu Condrieu. Oh! and another french grape,
red one this one, grown in the South of France most generally around the area
of Languedoc it is grown in the north of Spain as well the grape variety that
is called Mourvèdre. For the typical French pronunciation Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre but it’d be fine to say more mourvèdre do pronounce the last E. Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre. number 11. Last but not the least well not Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. one of the most famous of all chateaus in the Bordeaux wine region of
France but one with probably arguably the longest name and the hardest one to
pronounce Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande that make some
delicious red wines in the area the appellation around the town of Pauillac.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac. And finally we’re back to
Germany with one of the longest words in the world of why this is corresponds to
white wines made from really dried white grapes that have been affected by
botrytis and then dried on the vines very very very late harvest grapes
grapes harvested very very very late and that makes some sweet wines in that
particular style that is called Trockenbeerenauslese. Trockenbeerenauslese. Again my German pronunciation is probably not perfect but it’s certainly
something along the lines of Trockenbeerenauslese. that’s probably
the hardest word in the world of wine to pronounce, at least when you see it like
this once you know it’s not too bad Trockenbeerenauslese. Trockenbeerenauslese.
Making some of the most expensive wines in the world yes if you
look at the list of all the most expensive wines in the world many many
Burgundy’s but also many Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Trockenbeerenauslese
that was it for me for today I hope you learned something today I hope you
enjoyed the video here are more videos if you like learning about war and check
out the rest of my youtube channel where we share the passion and learn more and
more about wine if I will leave you to it and I will see
you soon in the wonderful world of wine…

1 thought on “Top 12 Hardest Wine Names to Pronounce | GET THEM RIGHT!

  • The last one was my favorite to pronounce! Very fun! The location of one before it was very long I couldn’t grasp it but great video!

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