‘Old World Wine’ refers primarily to the geographic regions of wine production. The Old World being Europe stretching as far as North Africa and the edges of Eastern Europe. Old World Wines tend to use traditional wine making methods and in some areas are controlled by strict rules governing the wine making process and yield allowances. The general style of wine produced in the Old World tends to be lighter bodied with herby, minerally and floral components, or more elegant in style. Old World wines tend to be named after their area of production, for example, Bordeaux or Rioja, Bordeaux blends tend to be Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends and Rioja will be made from tempranillo although this information will never be noted on the label. More emphasis is put on the terroir or environmental factors effecting the wine year on year in Old World wine production hence, different vintages producing very different wines.