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.
Bertani Amarone Classico 1990Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Sean Thackrey Taurus Mourvedre 1990Other Red Blends from Central Coast, California
Masi Classico Amarone 1990Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
McDowell Le Tresor Red Table Wine 1990Other Red Blends from North Coast, California
Caves Sao Joao Reserva Particular 1990Other Red Blends from Portugal
Lungarotti San Giorgio (Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese) 1990Other Red Blends from Italy
Giuseppe Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 1990Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Caves Sao Joao Frei Joao Tinto 1990Other Red Blends from Portugal
Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 Tinto 1990Other Red Blends from Ribera del Duero, Spain