Are French Bordeaux Blends and their South-African rivals comparable?
A Bordeaux blend is a wine made of the red and white single varietals growing around Bordeaux in France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot grapes.
It takes the best of each varietal to make a high-quality wine. The taste is influenced by the climate, the age of the vineyards and the methods of production. Blending is both a skill and an art!
These high quality and elegant wines are very popular in general and famous Bordeaux wines are very expensive!
Did you know that you can also find South African Bordeaux Blends?
However there are a few differences:
At the same time, both producing countries do also share similarities:
A significant production of Bordeaux’s grape varietals
A passion for high-quality wines and improved processes
. French producers are able to offer wonderful wines thanks to their many years of experience. On the other hand, South-Africa is still learning but they're improving their blends every year and the Bordeaux Blend from Nitida, the Calligraphy 2013, came in first at our latest all red tasting!
Order a tasting with us to enjoy the Bordeaux-style blends in your region and let us know which one you preferred!
Don’t forget “who aspires to be a serious wine drinker must drink claret”!