We’ve been sharing various topics related to the world of cuisine and gastronomic culture, and this time we will delve into the beautiful world of wine.
Wine plays an important role in society, evolving from its origins in rituals and religious cults, where wine was a symbolic element, to the establishment of wine culture across all social strata. On this occasion, we will explore the following question:
DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MONO-VARIETAL WINE, A VARIETAL WINE, AND A BLEND?
We refer to a mono-varietal wine when its composition is 100% of a single grape variety. However, it is also considered a varietal wine.
If a wine doesn’t consist of 100% of a single grape variety, it is classified as a varietal wine and must contain at least 85% of that grape variety.
A blend is a wine created from different types of grapes, with none of them exceeding 85%.
However, there are some wines made from a single grape variety. The difference is that these are called “terroir blends” because even though the grape type is the same, they come from very different terroirs, which results in different characteristics that harmonize much better together.
What type of wine do you enjoy consuming?
By: José Eliseo Guzmán B. – Profesional en Gastronomía