Project Red Hand

Understanding Wine Terminology

wine terminology

Wine is a beverage of complex origin, that has come to symbolize an entire culture. Whether used as an accompaniment to food or enjoyed on its own, it reveals the beautiful amalgamation of nature and technology, of people and imagination. There are many factors that contribute to the unique taste of a wine; grape varietals, climate, soil, farming techniques, type of barrels used for ageing and the intervention by the viticulturist and the winemaker during winemaking all play a role in the final product. Read more

Wine terminology is an important tool for describing wines, and understanding it will help you make sense of the tasting notes that wine professionals use when evaluating a wine. This glossary of curated terms will help you learn the language of wine and sound like a pro at your next wine tasting.

Speaking Wine: Understanding the Language of Wine Terminology

Aromatic: Refers to the smell of a wine; typically used to describe floral and fruit aromas. It can also be used to denote notes of oak, petrol, yeast, vanilla, yogurt, cured meat, smoke and other flavors.

Acidic: A wine with high levels of acidity will have a zesty or sour flavor on the palate; think of it as a squirt of lemon. Acidity is essential to the balance of a wine and helps to preserve it by preserving its freshness and prolonging its aftertaste.

Big: Describes a wine with intense flavor that lingers on your mouth and tongue; it can also be used to describe a wines density or weight. Balance: A wine with well consolidated elements of acidity, alcohol, sugars and tannins in which no one element dominates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Powered by Wordpress. Redesign Theme by RT