How to taste wine like a pro

If you are a passionate about wine but do not have any skills as to how to taste wine like a professional with a skilled palette that can help you to differentiate the exact make, wine region and grape verity from just a single sip. The Sheer intricacies and aroma of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Pinot Grigio, Nebbiolo, Zinfandel are must to taste.


here are five characteristics that you can use as your guide to finding the wine that is Sweetness

You can judge the sweetness of the wine at the tip of the tongue. if you feel a tingling sensation, try to focus on that one endpoint on your tongue to determine the wine's sweetness. it indicates that the wine has a slightly high level of residual sugar. it should also have a high viscosity. so, if you swirl your wine, it must have a delayed " swish" due to the body of the wine.


Acidity

People most often get confused thinking high acidity means high level of alcohol which is not so. Wines with higher levels of acidity taste tart and zesty – a bit lighter than others. When you take a sip, you should feel a tingling sensation on the front and sides of your tongue. However, if you’d rather choose a wine that is ‘richer’, then you need a wine that is less acidic.


Tannins

Tannins can come out from four primary sources: the grape skins, pips (seeds) and stems, and the wood barrels used during aging. They provide texture and mouthfeel to wine as well as a sense of weight and structure. Tannins create the drying sensation in your mouth when you drink a red wine

Tannin is the element in your wine that adds texture, complexity, and balance. It makes your wine last longer. If you choose a wine that is high in tannin, you should feel a bitter taste in the front and sides of the tongue. It will also leave a lingering dry sensation in your mouth.

Tannin also contributes bitterness to a wine. This is usually found in the skin of the grapes and in the bark of an aging oak tree used in the barrels to age the wine. Tea usually has high levels of tannin. So, if you want a taste of tannin, try placing a tea bag on your tongue, and keeping it there for about 5 seconds. It begs the question though: if tannin is associated with that astringent taste, why do you need it in your wine? Well, for precisely that reason.


Fruity Flavor

The most characteristics of a wine having a fruity flavour so when you sip a wine and can clearly determine mostly fruit flavours, the wine is considered fruity. For instance, some wines may have strong notes of strawberries while others may have blueberry, blackberry, or a combination of flavours. Different types of wine will have varying levels of fruitiness. Soma vine village have special wine made of jamun & pomegranate have very fruitful character on the taste buds. one must try

Fruity red wines can be dominant in raspberry, blackberry, or blueberry. White wines can have citrus (lemon, lime) or peachy notes.


Light bodied. Medium bodied & Full bodied:

A. "Body" of the wine defines the texture or weight of a wine in the mouth. This comes from a combination of elements, including alcohol, extract, glycerol, and acid. Full-bodied wines have a rich, complex, well-rounded flavour that lingers in the mouth

The body of the wine is determined by many factors such as residual sugar & ABV. Wine with high level of alcohol concentration have fuller than one with low alcohol.

But overall, the body of the wine – whether it is light, medium or full-bodied – is determined by taking a many factor. To simplify, if the wine’s taste lasts longer in your mouth – say 30-40 seconds – it is full-bodied.

Light body wine is defined by lean and delicate character due to light viscosity or light mouthfeel. it is an easy drinking wine and go with light and lean food such as chicken and salmon. the light body wine has less than 12.5% alcohol and some examples are Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc.


Medium Bodied wine placed between light and heavy bodied wine which typically have alcohol between 12.5 % to 13.5% of Alcohol content. which typically medium to high acidity with medium tannin than low body and go with a variety of food. a few examples of medium body wines are Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio & Rose


Full Bodied Wine: Full bodied wine has typically have more than 13.5% alcohol. and have more complex flavor, richer mouthfeel, powerful aroma, it goes with the food like steak and mushrooms, and a few examples are cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah

To find out your best taste of wine. you should check out our Free Beginner's Guide to Wine Tasting. Explore the Soma vine village and Sula vineyards with a wine tasting by coming to visit Nashik Maharashtra. or contact for more details Manoj Srivastava 9783231953



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