Other Red Blends
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from ...
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.
Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon 2013Other Red Blends from Jumilla, Spain
Mas Doix Salanques 2013Other Red Blends from Priorat, Spain
Can Rafols dels Caus Terraprima Red 2013Other Red Blends from Spain
Joan d'Anguera Finca L'Argata 2013Other Red Blends from Spain
Hacienda Araucano Clos de Lolol Red 2013Other Red Blends from Chile