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 Rhõne Blends
The Southern Rhone Valley of France is noted for its distinctive blends of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes.
Grape Varieties and Blending
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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.
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 Cõtes du Rhõne and red and white Bordeaux.
Blend the wine, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a wine glass.
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 Châteuneuf-du-Pape can meld as many as 13 grapes.
See also: Wine, Grape, Region, Red, Style