Over the last few weeks, hopefully you’ve enjoyed checking out the Virtual Winemaker blog, getting a feel for how things work, and learning a few things along the way. And maybe you were wondering ‘When will the first vote take place?’ Well wonder no-longer, the moment has arrived and we’re handing over to you, asking for your vote. This is your chance to shape the future of your wine – you have paid for the right to vote, so please get involved.
Vote 1 – The Blend
Simply read the question below and select the blend that you would prefer to see win. A summary of the two different blend options are given underneath the question.
Voting closes at 5:00pm on Monday 4th November
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 15% Cinsault
This blend follows the more classical route for the area and delivers a wonderfully accessible style accentuates the aromatics of the whole package and shows great vivacity and lift. You’ll feel the freshness, without sacrificing any sweet, ripe fruit character.
30% Grenache, 50% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 15% Cinsault
More of a departure, but a perfectly valid one that underlines the character of the Syrah. It shows more density and structure, as well as a more brooding, rich character. This has less aromatic intensity, but more mouth-feel than the above blend.
As Andrew Baker described in his blog post “Choosing the blend” both of the above are excellent options and it’s really up to you which avenue we should go down.