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Tasting a Wine Throught the Five Senses

Tasting a Wine Throught the Five Senses

The feel
The wine is best enjoyed in crystal glasses allowing its transparency and purity to stimulate the senses
during the tasting. Tilt the glass of 45 ° on a white background, with a possibly natural or white light.
Touch recognizes five sensations: thermal (due to temperature), pseudo-heat or causticity (due to alcohol),
astringent (due to tannins), (due to carbon dioxide), consistent (due to extract).
The tactile sensations are perceived in the oral cavity and on the tongue, especially in its central area.
The view
The wine is first appreciated with an attentive gaze to the rich color that recalls expansive vineyards
caressed by the sun and the wind. The color for the wine is like the photograph on the ID. It allows you to
understand the age. In white wines, chromatisms tending to green are typical of young wines, older wine
takes on golden tones. In red wines a color tending to purple indicates a young wine.
The smell
Once the color has been appreciated, you can bring the wine to the nose and wait for aromas to evoke a
multitude of sensations and memories: scents that are sweet or fruity, floral or spicy. At this point you are
now ready to taste the wine.
The sound
The wine seems to be missing only sounds. Just close your eyes for a moment. Listen closely for a sound
that signals the release of the first aromas. Listen to the “Glu Glu” as you pour it into the glass. What could
be more convivial than the sweet chatter that the wine provokes and stimulates?
The taste
What could be better than a sip of wine that intoxicates your palate and pervades your body having been
conceived with care, love and desire to provide enjoyment to the connoisseurs, admirers or simply the
curious.

The world of wine appreciation is changing and moderate drinking is becoming more widespread.
Making use of all of one’s senses when enjoying wine will bring greater appreciation of the quality of the
wine and enhance the overall experience.