Blend - Wine Tasting Term
When a wine is a blend, it means they physically took two different types of wine and mixed them together in a tank or bottle. Say a Merlot is a blend of three years.
Wine blends offer more complexity that single varietal wines. In fact, some of the world's greatest wines are made from a blend of grapes rather than a single varietal. By blending varietals, winemakers can change a wine's qualities.
Guide to Rhűne Blends
The Southern Rhone Valley of France is noted for its distinctive blends of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes.
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It used to be a common practice to intersperse complementary grapevines in a vineyard; when all the grapes are harvested together, the resulting wine is often referred to as a field blend.
Blending: The primary task of the wine maker. Wines from different lots or barrels are blended together to produce the final product for bottling.
The mixing together of two or more individual lots of wine. Laws generally dictate which wines can be blended together, and what is subsequently printed on the wine label.
Blend. The combining of different lots of wine to make a final wine with certain characteristics.
Blending is perhaps the most important tool of the wine maker. While chemistry and science often have a hand in the final blend of a wine, more often than not it is a tasting that determines the final ratios.
To combine two or more individual lots of wine, either of different varietals, different vineyards or different vintages. The term generally applied to a wine derived from the juice of different grape varieties.
Blend: To combine grapes, musts, or wines of different varieties or lots.
Body: The viscosity or thickness of wine. The higher the alcohol and extract content, the more full-bodied the wine.
Blending - The mixing of two or more different parcels of wine together by winemakers to produce a consistent finished wine that is ready for bottling.
Term used to describe the process of blending two or more wine varieties, wine types, wine lots, or wine vintages to create one balanced and complex wine. Some of Australia's greatest wines, especially reds, are blended wines.
Blend: Combining two or more grape varieties, vintages or locations to create balance, increase quality or maintain consistency.
Blending is the process of putting two or more wines together, in the hopes of making a better wine. (Could this be the same process as making shooters?) ...
Blending: A winemaking technique where wines from different grape varieties and/or different vintages are combined to obtain a specific effect in the final wine.
Operation consisting of mixing several wines in a vat.
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Blend—To mix together several lots of wine (perhaps from different vineyards and/or years, or even different varietals) in order to produce a desired wine.
Blend: The process whereby two or more grape varieties are combined after separate fermentation; common blends include Cűtes du Rhűne and red and white Bordeaux.
Blending - The specialized craft of combining wines to achieve a batch of wine of high standard and uniform quality.
blend:A combination of wines made from different grape varieties, regions or vintages. The aim of blending is to create a wine with better balance and/or consistency.
Blending: Combining two or more wines for the purpose of adjusting the flavor, aroma and other components to create a more desireable wine.
Blended wines are made from two or more grape varieties or from two or more grapes of the same variety that have different characteristics.
In the Piedmont region, there is a long history of blending other grape varieties with Nebbiolo in order to add color and/or soften the grape's harsh tannins.
Blending: Combining two or more wine varieties, wine types or wine lots for the purpose of correcting (or covering up) some deficiency in one of them.
Wine Blending Party
This one can get messy, but it's loads of fun.
1) Ideally, participants have pure varietal wines to blend, but since single-varietal wines are hard to find, use wines with a varietal on the label - e.g. Starmont Cab.
A field blend is the process of making wine from different grapes varieties within a single vineyard. This practice was once widely applied in Italy and elsewhere, but is losing popularity.
FIELD BLEND: When a vineyard is planted to several different varieties and the grapes are harvested together to produce a single wine, the wine is called a field blend.
FIELD BLEND: The name applied to a wine that comes from a vineyard that is planted to several different varieties and the grapes are harvested together to produce a single wine.
The practice of planting a single vineyard with several grape varieties that will make up a single wine.
Popular blends include: Aglianico-Piedirosso.
Synonyms include: Agliatica, Ellenico, Ellanico, Gnanico, Uva Nera.
Blending wine can be as simple as taking two separate wines and mixing them together to complicating things a bit by taking multiple varietals from multiple regions and blending them to make a new wine with a unique flavor experience.
Blended wines are hardly new. Bordeaux is traditionally anchored by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In Tuscany, Chianti is rarely 100 percent Sangiovese. France's Ch‚teuneuf-du-Pape can meld as many as 13 grapes.
BLENDING: Mixing different varieties wine to produce the desired balance for the final wine.
Blend. To assemble individual lots of wine together to make one wine. Can apply to different grape varieties, or grapes of the same type from different vineyards, regions and vintages.
Blend: 70% Frontenac, 20% Sabrevois, 10% Cabernet Severnyi Deep ruby purple with bright reflections. Discreet aromas of red fruit (strawberry, cherry). An attack of generous fruit with notes of candy cherry. Soft tannins.
Blended from more than one vintage, allowing the vintner to maintain a house style regardless of the year of production - though could be vintage-specific and simply not certified or labeled as such.
A blending of several wines of different grape-varieties, fermented independently.
For use in acid-deficient musts of less than 4.5 p.p.t., add "Acid Mixture A" which consists of 50% tartaric acid, 30% malic acid and 20% citric acid. If the must is acid-deficient but measures higher than 4.5 p.p.t.
This blending is widespread in the Graves district of France's Bordeaux region (normally 75-85% Sauvignon Blanc to 15-25% Semillon). In the communes of Sauternes and Barsac, a blend of 60-70% Semillon with 30-40% Sauvignon Blanc is more typical.
Beer blends beautifully with this ultra convenient dish. One reviewer had this to say: 'This is an excellent recipe and will become a family favorite.
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Some blended wine names are marketing terms, and the use of these names is governed by trademark or copyright law rather than by specific wine laws.
Wine blended from more than one vintage. This allows the vintner to keep a house style from year to year. Most Champagnes and sparkling wines are nonvintage. Also, Sherry and the nonvintage Ports, the tawnies and the rubies.
Often blended with Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Flavour & Character
Distinctive blackcurranty flavour with a hint of mint and cedar.
Often blended with Sauvignon Blanc to add weight and richness, the Sťmillon grape's flavor is round and almost waxy-textured on its own.
CUVEE: A blend or special lot of wine.
DEMI-SEC: In the language of Champagne, a term relating to sweetness. It can be misleading; although demi-sec means half-dry, demi-sec sparkling wines are usually slightly sweet to medium sweet.
After the blending and fermentation of the still wine from the Champagne region (see how wine is made) is completed, it is bottled with a very small amount of sugar and yeast dissolved in wine and called the liqueur detirage.
CUV…E is a blend of wines.
DECANTING is gently pouring wine from the bottle into another container to enhance aeration and permit removal of sediment.
Blended wines made with two or more of the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties. Bordeaux red grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and to a lesser extent Carmen√®re, Gros Verdot, Malbec, and St.
Used to define legal ownership of a specific blend of specific grapes.
Describes the sensation in the mouth caused by very tannic wines.
It is mainly blended with Touriga Francesa, Tinto C√£o, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. Still in Portugal, it' also one of the major grapes of D√£o and is grown in Australia, where it's known simply as Touriga.
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Cuvee: A blend or special lot of wine.
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This wine is a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Syrah, an unusual mix for Tuscany.
Blending: A wine can be blend of different varieties, different vintages, different areas and even different barrel.
Field Blend A field blend is where different grape varieties are picked together in the field and thus fermented together in winemaking.
Tawny Port: A blend of wines aged in wood for 5-50 years, allowing the color to dissipate to an orange-amber (aka tawny) hue.
Slightly drier than Ruby, Tawny Port boast flavors reminiscent of caramel and brown sugar.
Merlot. Bordeaux blending grape. First bottled as a U.S. varietal in 1972 by Louis Martini. Top red varietal in the U.S.
Mondavi, Robert. Visionary California winemaker greatly responsible for U.S. wine renaissance that started in late 1960s.
Tawny Port: a light reddish-brown colored wine, either a blend of red and white port or a single wine of one year and one vineyard which has become russet colored through great age in wood.
Ruby Port: a full, deep coloured, blended wine.
Assemblage the process of blending wines. AVA American Viticultural Area. Implemented in 1983, it is the American equivalent to the French AOC system. For varietal wines, 75% of grapes must come from the AVA on the label. ^ back to top ...
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