Other White Blends
With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from ...
With hundreds of white 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 soft and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is more fragrant and naturally high in acidity. 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.
R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja White Vina Gravonia Crianza 2011Other White Blends from Rioja, Spain
Chateau Musar Lebanon Blanc 2010Other White Blends from Lebanon
R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja White Vina Tondonia Reserva 2007Other White Blends from Rioja, Spain
Scholium Project Dulcissima Camilla 2013Other White Blends from Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
Matthiasson Napa Valley White 2014Other White Blends from Napa Valley, California