Rahsaan wrote:Daniel Rogov wrote:Some surprises await
Bernard Roth wrote:Well, Robin. You stated this as if there really are people making the claim. I think you built a strawman without any good data to support the hypothesis. So please, name names? Who exactly do you know in the single variety camp?
Peter May wrote:How many 'single variety' wines are really 100% of that variety? Barrels are topped up and if there isn't enough of that variety maybe another is used. If the back label doesn't explicitly state it is 100% then .....
Steve Slatcher wrote:Burgundy as an area is not quite as varietal as many seem to assume!
Victor de la Serna wrote:In the Côte-d'Or, from 'villages' upward to 1er Cru and Grand Cru - i.e., all of the quality red burgundies - only pinot is allowed. Since 1395, no less...
Peter May wrote:I have no objection to blending, it can make a better wine by filling in blank spots in the wine taste profile, but I do object to wines labelled as a varietal which are infact a 75/25% blend because 25% makes a substantial difference to the varietal taste of a wine
Bernard Roth wrote:Indeed the premise is so blatantly preposterous one should wonder why spin such a yarn in the first place.
David M. Bueker wrote:Bernard - in complaining about what you perceive to be absolutist you are also being absolutist.