Blend tips Frebruary

Did you know? Have you noticed?

More and more wines on the shelves nowadays are Blends!! Why? Considering the fluctuation in our climatic conditions, winemakers are having a huge challenge to maintain certain preferred wine styles and as a result has to blend wines to achieved the desired styles.

Admit it…if your fall in love with a certain wine, you expect the same style and taste upon purchasing the next vintage. Therefore winemakers more often than not have to add small percentages of different varietals to the base wine to contribute to the complexity of the wine (fruitfulness, acidity, body, colour, etc.)

As long as 85% of the base wine is of a certain varietal, it’s allowed to state as such on the front label.