GSM. Super Tuscan. Rioja. Bourdeaux Blend. Meritage.
Blends. Before there were wines made from single varietals (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon) there were blends (Bourdeaux, GSM’s). The true test of a winemaker is to exercise one’s skills at seeking out the harmony between barrel selection, aging, flavor balancing, and the many other aspects of wine-making in order to produce what hopefully will be an epic wine, that is after offering up a little prayer since the wine still has to go through the aging and fermentation process.
This week we’ll be tasting blends from around the world and help to inform you and demysitfy the world of blends. And if we don’t know the answer to one of your questions, we’re quite adept at just making something up ;).