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The quality and intensity of aromas are determined not only by the personality of the wine but also to its affinity to the glass shape.

  • Better Bouquet
  • Enhanced Flavours
  • Smoother Finish

Step 1 : Wine Aeration

Whether it’s Red or White wine, aerating the bottle makes the ultimate difference in taste. Enjoy it from the very first sip to the last glass.

Traditionally, decanters were used to expose wine to air. However, decanting is time consuming, cumbersome and inconvenient. Vinturi’s design speeds up this process with ease and convenience. Not to mention it’s sleek, sophisticated look. Perfect aeration in the time it takes to pour the glass.

Step 2 : The Look of Wine

Pour a small amount of wine into a glass, tilt the glass at an angle of 45 degrees away from you and look at the wine against a plain white background. In addition to the color, assess the appearance of the wine according to the criteria of - Clarity, Color Intensity and Liveliness.

Step 3 : The Scent of Wine

What you initially perceive from the calm wine are the most volatile aromas. Based on a first gentle sniff you can determine if a wine is faulty (has an unpleasant smell) due to oxidation, acetic acid (vinegar) or corkiness. Experiment by varying the distance between your nose and the glass. The aroma wheel can help you in identifying the wine’s aromas.

Step 4 : The Scent of Swirled Wine

Gently swirl the wine in the glass with a rhythmic circular motion of your wrist. This releases the less volatile aromas, allowing you to capture the complete pattern of the nose of the wine. The more subtle aromas identified in the previous step are now partially overlaid.

Step 5 : The Taste of Wine

Take a sip and keep it in your mouth. Pay attention to the wine’s initial impact, mouth feel and finish. To intensify the tasting you can chew the wine (causing the tannins to emerge) or you can take in some air with your lips slightly open (causing sealed aromas to open up).

Should you taste a series of wines, spit the samples out (this reduces the negative effect the alcohol has on your tasting abilities). To neutralize your palate you can simply drink some water. Do not eat any bread while tasting wine since this will significantly affect your sense of taste.

Step 6 : The Scent of an Empty Glass

You will once more find new aroma structures that can provide you with additional information about the wine. If you are in doubt, go back to step number 2 and repeat the tasting.

Step 7 : Access the Wine as a Whole

At this final stage, assess the wine’s complexity, balance and perceived age. The most important thing is the overall impression you have formed during the wine tasting.

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