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Learn with us how to experience wine in a simple and funny way!
when tasting wine,  you are making a sensory analysis of the product. We use 4 senses
Sight
Smell
Taste
Touch

The only tool we need is our wineglass. It must be thin, transparent, plain and medium size. If the wineglass is too small, we won’t be able to move the wine around, but if it is too big, handling it will be difficult.
Now that we know this, let's fill one third of the wineglass (to ease the handling) and hold it from the bottom.

Tools
SIGHT

The appearance of the wine can give us a lot of information.
We must pay attention to its color, intensity and clarity.
For a proper examination of the color, we need to place the wineglass under a spotlight and tilt it 45º on a plain, white background. We will distinguish two parts:

Rim
the edges of the glass. They can help us figuring out the evolution of the wine. When the quantity of the wine is small, we can see its real color.
Centre
the color is different from the rim one as there is more wine.

Now we will analyze its tonality. By doing this, we can get to know its evolution as the color changes over time.


Red wine
they lose color intensity over time. They go from claret with violet rims to light orange with amber rims.


White
unlike red, white wines get darker. First, they usually have a light yellow straw-colored with green rims. Then, they turn towards a golden tone and finally they end up with an amber color.


Pink
alike red wines, pink ones lose their color intensity. They go from a violet carmine to an orange salmon.

SMELL

The aromatic molecules of the wine reach the olfactory bulb. This organ is located in the upper part of the nasal cavity, which is the center of our smell.
According to its quantity and composition, they cause a nerve impulse directed towards our brain where it is perceived, identified and classified as a fragrant feeling.
There are 2 ways in which the aromas can reach the olfactory bulb:

Direct: aromas travel through the nostril.

Retro nasal: aromas travel through the throat as we place the wine in the mouth.

To analyse the smell, we have to bring the wineglass to the nose.
First, in order to measure the aromatic intensity and appreciate if the aroma is clean or not, we should not move the wineglass.
Second, we have to shake the wineglass before bringing it to the nose. Thus, we ventilate the wine and exalt its aromas to identify and check wether it exist any variations from the first step.

Wine aromas

Primary

those provided by the grape

Secondary

those provided by the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation (in case it is performed).

Tertiary or Bouquet

those provided by the barrel and bottle aging

The most common aromatic wine families

Fruit

Vegetables

Dried fruit and nuts

Floral

Provided by fermentation

empyreumatic

Minerals and earthy

Provided by wood

Taste

Taste buds are sensory receptors that allow us to appreciate the different flavors.

They are situated in the tongue. Each side of the tongue identifies a particular flavor.

Sweet Sweet

Detected at the tip of the tongue. Provided by sugars and alcohol in wine.

Sour Sour

Detected on the sides of the tongue. Provided by different wine acids.

Salty Salty

Detected at the edges of the tongue. Provided by mineral salts and organic acids.

Bitter Bitter

Detected in the middle part of the end of the tongue. Provided by the phenolic compounds.

1

To carry out this analysis, we poured in the mouth a small amount of wine and we move it so as to soak all the taste buds.

2

Then, we inhale a small quantity of wine to oxygenate it as well as to exalt its aromas and push them retro nasally through the medulla oblongata.

Touch

By pouring the wine in the mouth, certain chemicals provide different sensations in gums, cheeks, at the bottom of the lip and throughout the mouth.
  • carbonic
  • alcohol
  • Dryness and astringency
  • Body
  • Tannicity
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