To ensure the continuing quality of wines, vintners blend a year’s harvest with those from previous years. This makes sure that no matter the quality of the harvest, the wine will be consistent with those previously produced.
However, every so often there comes a wine harvest that bodes well for the vintner when the grapes are exceedingly special. When this happens, the vintner usually does not change anything about the wine. The grapes are not blended with wine from previous years, or at least there is less blending with earlier harvests. When this happens, vintage wines are produced.
By standardized laws in member countries of the European Union, vintage wines can only be called as such if they are 85% from a single year. The regulation was meant to set a standard to protect the consumer from false claims. Vintage wines are a celebration and a cause for celebration. The exceptional quality of the grapes for a given year usually carries to vintage wines. What makes vintage wines more exceptional is that since the grapes are from a single harvest, they have a more distinct taste from other wines. This uniqueness translates to these wines becoming more memorable to the connoisseur and the drinker.
Wine lovers and cognoscenti all over the world consider vintage wines the benchmark for a brand vineyard. In the UK, Serenata Wines offers a wide range of quality vintage wines for direct delivery to your doorstep. Next weekday delivery is via First Class post, ensuring that you receive the wine fast and with careful handling.
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