Sweet Wines That Start With C. The principal white grape is chenin blanc, and further to the east, sauvignon blanc. It stands on its own in the loire region of france where it makes light red wines.
In fact, most of the white wines that you’re probably familiar with are dry white wines. They are typically fruity and light, and pair nicely with light italian pastries. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc are the chief red grapes, and sauvignon blanc and semillon for white wines.