Why blending is so key in Rosé winemaking
People are often surprised that most wines are blends, and even more surprised that even single-grape variety bottles are blends from different tanks. In Provence, it’s the law of our appellation that wines are blends from the local varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. A good …Continue reading here to learn how Mirabeau Wine selects the right combinations to craft their two rosé wines – Pure and Classic.
Wine Tasting Essentials:
Wine evaluation uses the following four categories:
When tasting, you will report your findings and determine the specific properties of the wine. A “tasting flight” involves tasting many wines at one time.
Tastings can be vertical or horizontal. In a vertical tasting, the samples compared have the same type of wine from the same winery but have different vintages. On the other hand, in a horizontal tasting, you compare wines from different producers but with the same vintage. You can determine the differences in the styles of the wineries by keeping the wine type and region the same on all wines.
You should also consider that for you to have a fair evaluation of a wine, you should try a blind tasting. In a blind tasting, you will taste and examine the wine without seeing its bottle shape or label. A server can also put the wine in the black glass to hide its colour. Your judgment can be affected by knowing some of the characteristics of the wine, such as price, place of origin, colour, reputation, etc. Blind tastings can avoid bias arising from colour, price, and geographic origin.
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