The oenologist

Jean-Marc Demange buyer Club Fran çais du Vin
27 August, 2008
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The answer is No. Even though Languedoc owes its rebirth to varietal wines, the essential of its personality lies somewhere else. Single -variety wines are still and must remain an important part of its production. However, blending brings it an obvious qualitative "plus" and it is blending that will retain consumers. Its vineyards have now reached adult age and many Languedoc consumers feel like increasing their knowledge of the wines. Blending, without rendering the understanding of wines complicated, gives them a particular profile which helps to identify them more easily."

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