Wednesday, 27 January, 2021
Within wine culture there are an infinite number of concepts and disciplines that keep winemakers continually innovating their art form, potentially none more than blending. Which serves to ask: What is a blended wine?
In comparison to single-grape wines, a blended wine combines two or more varieties of wines that can include various types of grapes, or even the same grape, but vinified differently. Ultimately, winemakers blend wines to experiment with new textures, aromas, colors, and body types.
Through blending, winemakers create extraordinary and complex wines, as the grapes can complement one another with roundness, acidity, and countless other traits. Moreover, blending can enhance aromas with each grape providing its own unique scent.
Listed below are a few techniques winemakers use to blend:
– Mix the wine after fermentation, finishing the vinification process.
– Co-fermenting the grapes, that is, to harvest the grapevines in the same vineyard and vinify them at the same time.
– Mixing after the wine has aged.
– Mixing the grapes at the start of vinification.
Each TRIO varietal brings together an assortment of noble grapes that, combined, lead to a perfect finish in every glass, thus giving true meaning to the art of the blend.
TRIO Merlot: An extraordinary mix of 52% Merlot, 45% Carmenere and 3% Syrah. An ideal choice to pair with pasta, meats and cheeses with its enticing aromas that evoke red cherries and fresh plums.
TRIO Cabernet Sauvignon: Its delicious flavor is the result of a combination of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5%Syrah. A top choice when pairing with red meats such as beef or lamb.
TRIO Chardonnay: With 87% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Blanc and 5% Pinot Grigio, this marvelous citric blend pairs to perfection with chicken, seafood, and fish.
There is TRIO Wine for every occasion!
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