I heard about another wine myth. The best wines are varietal wines. If you believe in this wine myth, you are missing out on lots of great wines. Let’s bust this myth together.
There are two types of wine: varietal and blends.
Varietal means that wine is made from a single grape like cabernet sauvignon and blend type which is from multiple grape varieties.
I know when you say this wine is a blend, it doesn’t sound very appealing. It’s probably because when you say something was blended, you will picture blender and bunch of leftovers.
But that’s not the case in winemaking. Yes, there are some exceptions, but mostly the reason why winemakers are blending wine is to make something exciting and new.
Every grape has different attributes, and if you know what you are doing, you will find grapes that are balancing each other perfectly.
To give you an example, the well-known Champagne Dom Pérignon is made of 2 grape varieties. Chardonnay and Pinot noir, a typical combination of Champagne.
Another well-known blend is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
I hope that I convince you that when the wine is a blend, it doesn’t mean lower quality. Remember that next time you are in the shop, who knows you might discover something amazing blends.
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