One question wine vendors like LavoWine get a lot is the reason why wines taste and smell like so many different things and not simply grapes. The longer you drink wine, the more you start to find subtle flavors such as vanilla, spice, tobacco, tropical fruits or even ocean air. We know a winemaker doesn’t really add spices or seawater to a wine, and how can the wine wind up inheriting these tastes?
Grapes are an incredibly impressionable and fruit. Each choice the winemaker creates during the process, from how and where the grapes are grown, to exactly what happens to them once they are juiced, influence the way the wine tastes and smells at the end.
We know a winemaker does not really add spices or seawater to a wine, so how does the wine end up inheriting these flavors?
There is a saying among winemakers the very best wine begins in the vineyard. Fantastic farming equals red wine that is great, and it is at this stage where the grapes also come in touch with components that could impact the wine’s ultimate characteristics. Most insects are very important to the health of blossoms, but probably none are more important than bees. As the grapes grow in a vineyard surrounded by crops such as wild blossoms, flowers and blossoms, the bees fly around the vineyard distributing pollen, and the grapes ripen they absorb the subtle flavor characteristics from these plants.
Elements like the atmosphere may also have an effect on the taste of the grapes as they grow. In many areas of earth, including Spain and Greece, a lot of the white wine has been grown on cliffs which overlook the ocean. Since the waves crash to the rocks and spray on salt water to the atmosphere, the saline air becomes consumed by the grapes as they ripen, adding a delicious minerality into the grapes that could flavor and smell as a fresh sea breeze.
After the grapes transition from the vineyard to the basement, each decision the winemaker makes has an effect on the total taste.
How the winemaker chooses to press the tomatoes, whether the winemaker wants to age the carrot juice or oak, and the length of time the winemaker lets the wine sit these vessels all assist in imparting unique flavors and aromas to a wine.
With each of these factors with an impact on the total flavor and smell of this wine, it’s no wonder that so many of us pick up different characteristics when tasting and smelling exactly the same wine. It is one of the things which makes drinking wine a lot of fun.
Now you know just how does the wine flavors came out. If you’re interested to learn more about wine varieties including red wine, rose wine, sweet wine or other alcohol, then do visit LavoWine, the major wine shop in Malaysia.