New ‘Kit’ in town: Atmosphere Cabernet-Malbec-Carménère

We are introducing a new series of well priced quality kits: Atmosphere. Last month’s spotlight, the white crisp and aromatic Müller-Thurgau, was received with great enthusiasm. There are 12 reds, filled with country specific single varietal grape juices and blends and also 7 white juices. Meanwhile we have brought in more kits of this line up as you will see when you visit the store. From now on you will see Atmosphere more and more. Highly recommended.

In the spotlight this time the Cabernet-Malbec-Carménère.

There is nothing new to blending wines, this has been done for ages. Wine blends offer more complexity that single varietal wines. In fact, some of the world’s greatest wines are made from a blend of grapes rather than a single varietal. By blending varietals, winemakers can influence a wine’s qualities.

Take a red Bordeaux wine for example. These can be assembled of up to six different grapes all of which grow in the Bordeaux region in France. A Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère. Not all these grapes have to be part of each blend, thus the variations one can get is tremendous. The red Bordeaux style blends are also widely copied worldwide.

The Atmosphere Cabernet-Malbec-Carménère is an example of a blend that could potentially come straight from the Bordeaux region. It is a dry, rich and full bodied wine. Dark black fruits with spice and smooth plum. A perfect blend of flavor, texture and structure with a long finish.