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Farmers of Wine

Farmers of Wine
2018 Red Blend, Puglia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
ICEA Certified Organic
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Farmers of Wine
2018 Red Blend, Puglia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pomegranate, raspberry candies, peach yogurt, black olives, and herbs with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and an even, compelling, medium-length finish. A light-bodied red quaffer with smooth and fruity style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pomegranate, raspberry candies, peach yogurt, black olives, and herbs
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, raspberry candies, peach yogurt, black olives, and herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light-bodied red quaffer in a smooth and fruity style.

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Italian Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While many famous wines in Italy, such as Barolo or Brunello di Montalcino, are produced entirely from one grape type, most red wines are blends of several varieties. Most examples of Chianti are blends of several varieties, with Sangiovese as the principal grape as well as Canaiolo, Colorino and/or Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bolgheri is another examples, as this red wine from coastal Tuscany contains Cabernet Sauvignon (sometimes a small amount, often a large amount) as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.

There are also white varietal blends; some of the best of these are from Friuli and contain varying amounts of several grapes such as Friulano, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay and others.

The main purpose of crafting one of these varietal blends is for greater complexity; aging potential is often another reason.