The goal of the wine blending process is to make a wine that is a perfect combination of several grape varietals. Some grape varieties, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, share a great synergy. These wine blends are considered as exclusive, and may come with higher price tags. Usually, different grapes are mixed with fruits from other regions for the production of wines with ideal complexity and balance.
The most popular red wine blends are the Cabernet blends. They are usually dark, full bodied and with rich flavor. The most popular blends from this category are the Cabernet Merlot wine, Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Shiraz. On the market there are also lighter versions, like the Cabernet Rose wine that has a lighter taste and not so deep red color.
Cabernet Merlot – Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are definitely the most popular red grapes varieties in Australia and around the world. When mixed together, they form a classic combination of red wine that is identified by unique characteristics and breeding process. Usually, the ideal blend of Cabernet Merlot wine contains about 30% Merlot and 70% Cabernet Sauvignon. This mix is identified by a rich bouquet and a deep black color that resembles violets, chocolate and dark plum. The Cabernet Merlot wine is considered a classic in the world of wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Sauvignon is another well known red wine that is heavily consumed in Australia. Like the Chardonnay, it is produced and transported globally. Many people think that the Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine that needs aging. When grown under ideal conditions, this red grape variety is used for producing a tannic, aromatic, powerful and elegant wines. The perfectly balanced Bordeaux is another classic with flavors of cedar, black-currants, dark chocolate and mint.
Cabernet Shiraz – This classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz displays classic, raspberry and ripe plum aroma. The Cabernet Shiraz is a tannic, full bodied, long-lived and rich red wine. The palate is bursting with soft tannins and deep fruit flavors.