What is cepage wine?

The French word cépage refers to the variety or varieties of grapes used to make a wine. For example, the cépage of most wines from the Left Bank of Bordeaux is cabernet sauvignon and merlot, possibly with cabernet franc and petit.

What is lighter cab sav or Shiraz?

Shiraz grapes/ berries, are much larger in size than Cabernet Sauvignon. This makes a difference in the winery in how the fruit is handled given that the Shiraz will be juicy with less tannins. The Cabernet gives a more structured style which means they have the ability to lay down and gives the age-ability.

What is a blended wine?

A blended red or white wine uses more than one varietal, or type of grape. During the winemaking process, vintners may experiment with combinations of different barrels, vineyards or grapes as they create new blends.

How do you pronounce cepage?


  1. IPA: /se.paʒ/
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How do you classify red wine?

This is also the most common way to classify.

  1. Red Wine. Red wine is fermented from grapes with skin. In general, the longer the skin is immersed, the darker the color.
  2. White Wine. White wines can be made from both white and red grape varieties.
  3. Pink Wine. The color of pink wine is between red wine and white wine.

Is Merlot stronger than Shiraz?

New World red wine, especially Australian Shiraz, exhibits intense black fruit jams, black pepper, and mocha flavor. Merlot is a milder, medium bodied wine with velvety tannin. A typical Merlot varietal wine has plum, blackberry, and herbal flavors with pronounced chocolate, currant, cedar, and berry notes.

Is Cab Sav stronger than Shiraz?

Final Notes. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines have some different structures, so it very much comes down to personal choice. Cabernet is often stronger in taste, whereas Shiraz often has a more smooth and fine texture.

Is red blend wine sweet or dry?

Most red blend wines tend to be on the sweeter side, but some red blend wines are medium to full-bodied and tend to be less sweet.

Is red blend wine healthy?

Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. Any links between red wine and fewer heart attacks aren’t completely understood.