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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 Sauvignon Blanc to add weight and richness, the Sémillon 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.
CUVÉE is a blend of wines.
DECANTING is gently pouring wine from the bottle into another container to enhance aeration and permit removal of sediment.
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 CÃ£o, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. Still in Portugal, it' also one of the major grapes of DÃ£o and is grown in Australia, where it's known simply as Touriga.
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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.
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON: A "noble" grape famous as one of the main varieties, along with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and others used to create the magnificent french Bordeaux region blended red wines.
Traditionally famous for Rosado wines, now more and more for international blends. Top names are Ochoa and Chivite.
Oloroso - Dark, rich aged sherry
Orujo - Typical digestif from Galicia.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot are the three main grapes used for the production of Bordeaux's red wines, a blend which made this composition renowned all over the world as the Bordeaux Blend and that is frequently found in many wines ...
as a blending complement to Aramon, but the grape has evolved into its own
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In Bordeaux it is most commonly grown in the Blaye and Bourg regions normally playing a subordinate role to, and blended with, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
A "noble" grape famous as one of the main varietals, along with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and others, (many of which are distantly related), used to create the magnificent french Bordeaux region blended red wines.
Vintage Port is wine from a single year, blended and bottled after two to three years of wood-aging. Thus, a 1994 vintage (the most recently released vintage and one of the hottest in years) is released in the last half of 1996.
However the juice from Ugni Blanc is more often blended with that of other white varieties such as Malvasia to produce white wines, or most often added to the juice of red grapes as in the production of many Chiantis.
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In Bordeaux it is often blended with Semillon and produces both dry Graves and sweet Sauternes.
Very good red-wine grape, a key player in the Bordeaux blend, more recently grown as a varietal in its own right, especially in California and, increasingly, Washington State.
Cabernet Sauvignon profits from blending with other complementary grape types, such as the softer, fruitier merlot and the highly perfumed cabernet franc (with which it is customarily blended in Bordeaux), and also from extended wood aging, ...
Key Regions: Grenache is the major stakeholder in most red blends in the Southern Rhõne, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is the most extensively grown grape in Spain, (aka Garnacha Tinta) esp.
One of several grapes that make up the traditional Bordeaux blends, Cabernet Franc is gaining acceptance as a varietal wine in California.
This is the reason it makes such a good blending component. Traditionally it has been blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, where its inclusion improves the balance and structure of a wine.
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Note: Bordeaux wines are usually of blended varietals. Thus, a red Bordeaux is usually a blend of at least Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This makes for a more complex & interesting wine.
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Balance Harmonious blend of alcohol, acid, tannin, fruit, acidity, sweetness, and wood, which make up the harmonious whole.
Batonnage Stirring of Lees,
Bead Bubbles in sparkling wine. Fine, long-lasting bubbles are the most desirable.
White variety used for blending in the Bordeaux region and surrounding districts. Grapey and fine.
Also known as, Muscade, Muscadet Doux, Guillan, Muscat Fou, Angelico, Raisinotte, Tokay, Sauvignon Vert.
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Pinot Noir: French lineage; blended with Chardonnay for champagne (spumante in Argentina). Best potential in colder zones of Río Negro and Valle de Uco provinces; generous tannins; with aging, develops notes of coffee and tobacco.
Solera: a term referring to a method known as "fractional blending" in which older wines are blended with younger wines to arrive at a consistent, similar-tasting product.
A system of fractional blending that gives Sherry its character. A complex process by which several vintages are blended together over many years in a building known as a Solera, before bottling.
Wine that is blended using grapes from different years.
Aroma and flavor imparted from aging wine in oak barrels. Characterized by smokiness, vanilla, clove or other spices. Should be balanced and not overly pronounced.
Cuvée: A single style, blend or barrel of wine.
Dry, Dryness: The absence of fermentable sugar, not sweet.
Fermentation: Process of yeast cells converting grape sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Like Ruby Port, Tawny Port is a blended wine, but one that is aged for a minimum of four years in wood casks and is lighter. It is called "tawny" because as oxidation occurs, the original ruby-red color changes into a reddish brown.
Assemblage (Fr.) Blending of different vats, and sometimes different grape varieties. Also used to indicate the composition of such a blend.
A term used by California wine producers to describe their wines blended from Bordeaux varieties. It was designed to indicate a wine blend of higher quality than a 'table wine'.
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Districts: of French origin, sauvignon blanc is grown in the Bordeaux region where it is blended with semillon. The Loire valley and New Zealand produce some excellent sauvignon blanc varietals.
In "Old World" regions such as France, wine is identified by the appellation (region) in which the grape was grown and the wine itself could actually consist of a blend of several different grape varieties (such as a blend of Merlot, ...
Refrescar (refresh) To blend some young wine with another older wine.
Regaliz (liquorice) Spicy aroma which is usually associated with some aged tinto wines that tend to be complex.
It is considered to be a blending wine, albeit one that can produce pleasing red wines in its own right. The cuvée Anima Negra AN, which is achieved predominantly with Callet, is one of the top Mallorcan wines.
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Tank - A large closed container used for the storing, fermenting or blending wine. Tanks are often stainless steel, wood or fiberglass lined concrete.
Usually, if the potassium content of the blend of either treated or untreated wine is reduced to about 500 milligrams per litre, no further precipitation will occur.
Denotes the smell of cedar wood associated with mature Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends aged in French or American oak.
A wine that has been given its own distinctive name, such as Flora Springs Trilogy or Caymus Vineyards Conundrum. Proprietary wines are often blends, which do not legally qualify to be labeled as a single-varietal wine (Chardonnay, Merlot, etc.).
Describes wine, usually aged, in which the different characteristics have blended together resulting in a harmonious, very well balanced whole.
Cedary Describes the smell of cedar wood frequently associated with mature Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet blends aged in French or American oak.
A substance in grape skins, seeds, and stems necessary for the development of fine red wines. In young wines, it is unpleasant, but the "puckery" taste disappears in time and a harmonious blending of wine characteristics takes place. See "astringent.
Crush - The grape harvest or vintage measured in tonnes.
Cult Wines - Wines for which buyers will pay large sums of money because of their desirability and rarity.
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