Today, we are sharing some tips with you on how to taste wine like you were born doing it 😄
After watching our video, wine tasting shouldn't have any secrets left for you.
Let's start with our white, 2020 Petit Blanc:
First, you want to make sure you are in the right conditions to try the wines. This means that you need to:
- be in a room with good lighting
- have the appropriate glassware
- have a white background/table to be able to see the wine's colour
- pour your wines at the right temperature. Typically 11-12°C for white and 14-16°C for red
You're ready to taste!
There is 3 major steps involved in wine tasting:
- APPEARANCE of the wine = colour and intensity
- NOSE = smell
- PALATE = taste
Let's continue with our red, 2019 Tempranillo:
Finally, when you are finished tasting you can assess the wine's quality and its potential for ageing. The quality of a wine ranges from not good to outstanding, including acceptable, good and very good.
The potential for ageing a wine depends on many different elements, however the main thing to remember is to try and assess if the wine will improve with ageing. If at the end of your tasting, you think the wine will not get better if you put it away, its ageing potential is very low.
That's it! You know all our tips and tricks now!
We hope you enjoyed this moment with us, let us know how you go with your next wine tasting experience in the comments below. 😉