Varietal Focus: Red Wine Blends
by Lance Cutler
Sep 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
From the very beginning of winemaking, good winemakers have focused on making the best wines possible. In special vineyards, with certain varietals and in particular vintages, using a single varietal may produce the best wine. In other circumstances, blending different varietals can help winemakers produce a superior product. Winemakers approach wine blending in different ways and for different reasons. They blend to increase or decrease acidity, to enhance fruit character or mouth-feel, and to...
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