At their tastings, a picture with a glass is often used in the presentation for each variety, into which the kind German colleagues from the site faberpartner.de stuffed “everything that was in the refrigerator” (everything that characterizes a particular grape variety).
Pictures are not a panacea. Just a handy cheat sheet to peek at. Where is the cigar in Tempranillo and the undergrowth in Pinot Noir – these are good questions, but they are addressed to nowhere.
But as a starting point – great infographics.
And, perhaps, the main question …
No, all this was not added to the wine like to a pan with mulled wine. Various aromas appear during fermentation, yeast fermentation, maturation of wine in a barrel / vat / bottle, etc. Just a set of chemical compounds that are found, for example, in currant leaves and in fermented Cabernet juice.
In all of us, the brain encodes these compounds in different ways, so for some currants, some with tomato tops, and some with grandma’s bucket, rocker, etc.
And if someone says that this wine smells differently from what you thought, then he is an arrogant snob and interferes with getting high. There are no wrongs, remember!
Keep, keep, sniff 😀
Red and black currant, green pepper, vanilla pod, tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, bacon
Banana, blackberry, strawberry, peanut, blueberry, raspberry, chestnut, tree bark, sage, porcini mushrooms, licorice, cedar, pepper, vanilla
Blackberry, plum, laurel, juniper, dark chocolate, tobacco, green grass, cloves
Red currant, cherry, blueberry, raspberry, cedar, mint, herb, vanilla
Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, nutmeg, toast, cedar, cloves
Cherries, blackberries, raspberries, hay, juniper, vanilla pod, chili peppers, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, cedar, graphite
Blueberries, blackberries, mint, cranberries, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, dark chocolate, bacon, toast, cedar
Plum, banana, dried figs, dates, orange peel, juniper, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, cocoa, grilled bread, gingerbread
Prunes, plums, cherries, dried figs, blackberries, almonds, raspberries, orange, withered rose, hay, licorice, cloves, cinnamon, juniper, anise, black pepper, caramel, leather
Cherry, blueberry, black currant, plum, black pepper, leather, chocolate, cinnamon, green bell pepper, raspberry, pomegranate
Cherries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sandalwood, fennel, rose petals, violets, anise (star anise), vanilla, black pepper, toast, smoked ham
Blackberries, black currants, banana, cherries, blueberries, paprika, rosemary, cloves, juniper, black pepper, bay leaf, anise (star anise), coffee, tobacco
Pear, peach, hazelnut, apple, lychee, violet, rose (dry), cardamom, licorice
Grapefruit (peel), pear, fig (dried), apricot, lychee, rose, mint, cinnamon, cloves
Apple, pear, grapefruit (peel), kumquat (citrus), orange (zest), tangerine, almond, peach, passionfruit, quince, rose (white), lemon grass, pistachio, caramel (roasted)
Apple, lemon, apricot, peach, mirabelle (yellow plum), pineapple, pear, lime, chamomile, slate, flint
Grapefruit, gooseberry, bell pepper (green), currant (black), grass
Pineapple, apricot, melon, vanilla, toast, butter, caramel
Orange (probably a hybrid of mandarin and pomelo), walnut, apple, apricot, pear, lemon balm, ginger, cinnamon, curry, cloves, dried oyster shells
Pineapple, lemon, apricot, orange peel, mint, mushrooms, ginger, gingerbread, dark chocolate, caramel (roasted nuts)
Banana, melon, apricot, hazelnuts, honey, caramel
Apple (green), lemon, melon, greens, black and white peppers, mint
Apple, walnut, lemon zest, orange zest, almonds, cumin, coriander
Apple, pear, grapefruit (zest), passionfruit, lemon (zest), walnut, bitter almond, ivy, pine nut
Guys, and most importantly, don’t worry. We ourselves cannot identify and associate a good half of the aromas with wine. But this is not at all scary, because we are all just learning 💃
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