Happy Hour Spanish Red Blend 2016
Enjoy with your favorite pizza or pasta, a juicy hamburger or dark chocolate.
Blend: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot
Because the care is not only in the taste and packaging, but also in health and environmental impact, all wines from Happy Hour are also Vegan, Non-GMO and have low sulfites.
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The Moors gave it the name, ‘Manxa,’ which fittingly means ‘parched earth.’ La Mancha, the largest wine producing region in all of Spain, is one of its hottest and driest. Sturdy and drought-resistant white varieietes like Airen, Viura and Verdejo thrive in this environment.
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.