A Taste For Wine: 20 key tastings to unlock your personal wine style

A Taste For Wine: 20 key tastings to unlock your personal wine style

Vincent Gasnier

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 0756623502

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Taste For Wine: 20 key tastings to unlock your personal wine style

Vincent Gasnier

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 0756623502

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Do you like bold reds? How about fruity whites? What's your personal wine style? One of the fastest-rising stars in the world of wine has discovered a fun, fresh, and intuitive way to learn how to recognize the flavors you like best- and pick exactly the right bottle of wine every time.

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one of the finest expressions of Chenin Blanc in the world, with fantastic complexity. full, opulent whites aroma Persistent yet delicate; quince, citrus, smoke, and minerals. world wines color Pale yellow, to more golden with bottle aging. color Pale lemon yellow, to deep golden when aged; good intensity. full, opulent whites 138 Austria Zierfandler Spain Rioja / Penedès Italy Greco di tufo With the potential for making elegant and complex wines, Zierfandler is one of the most notable

This approach to labeling is more common in the New World, but some European regions—for example, Alsace and Germany—have always produced and sold their wines by grape variety. But while it’s true that the grape variety drives the wine’s flavor, its style and perceived quality have as much to do with the sugar levels in the grapes when they are picked. And it’s not just a simple equation of longer ripening improving the wine. The grower needs to achieve an optimum degree of ripeness—that is, the

SaumurChampigny would work equally well here. Seek out Clos des Marronniers (Domaine du Roncée), Couly-Dutheil, Charles Joguet, Bernard Baudry. Vintage can be important with Loire reds; choose a young wine, or seek advice.  2 3 “These lively red wines are all about their fruit flavors, which burst unashamedly on to the palate.” The key to a well-made fruitdriven wine is that there is minimal influence on the flavors from any oak used to age the wines, and that the tannins are kept well under

control. This allows the true characteristics of the fruit to come to the fore. The basis of the Chinon wine is the Cabernet Franc grape, which is also used as part of the blend for red Bordeaux wines. If not fully ripe, Cabernet Franc can be quite “green”-tasting, making rather thin and watery wine. But when  st-laurent is the Austrian version of the Burgundian Pinot Noir, and a truly top-class wine. ripened successfully, it can produce smooth wines with lively, juicy fruit. This particular

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