Feb. 13: Miracle of the blends...

Work in progress - Wines

Blending is that magical moment which draws together in a few instants the sum of work of one, or even many years.This is the moment when the cuvées are agreed upon, their specific characteristics are determined, and it will be decided whether to commercialise the total production under one's own label or whether to sell a part to the trade.The search for quality often means that some of the less appealing cuvées, at the end of a pressing process, or cuves (wine vats) which do not provide the chosen characteristics or other required criteria, are rejected.At this point a decision also has to be made on the appropriate type of maturing: in tanks or barrels, in particular for red wines.Once the blend has been decided upon (which can sometimes take lengthy hours of heated discussion between the owner, the cellar master, the wine salesman and ...the oenologist!) the true blending takes place in the cellar a few weeks before bottling, so that the different vats destined for this use adjust quietly....

Feb. 13: Miracle of the blends...
Feb. 13: Miracle of the blends...

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