Wine tasting has become one of the busiest events today. They are made by wine producing houses to publicize their labels and invite you to taste their wines. People initiated in the world of wine and authentic tasting experts can attend. We must stop believing that this is only for professionals or with high knowledge about wines.
There are 3 types of wine tastings
It is a session where wines from the same winery are tested, from different crops.
Different wines are offered but belonging to the same harvest (same vintage) and designation of origin. It allows us to compare the different elaborations of the tasted wines and the quality of the grapes used
That in which different wines are tasted of which there is no prior information. We try to describe them without having any information since we don’t know the bottle or its label.
Tasting a wine step by step is a unique journey for our senses: sight, smell and taste. This consists of three fundamental phases:
First we tip the glass about 45º on a white background, the tablecloth itself or a napkin for example, to observe the color, brightness and cleanliness of the wine. We observe the wine against the light through the glass, appreciating its color, brightness and cleanliness.
We bring the cup to our nose, without shaking, to try to identify what is known as primary aromas. Aromas that come from grapes, nature, fruit trees, soil, etc.
Then we move the glass a little so that the wine comes into contact with oxygen and thus analyze the secondary aromas. These occur during the fermentation of the grapes or in the different winemaking processes.
The third step is to shake the glass again with more force to perceive the tertiary aromas or ‘bouquet’. They are usually floral, fruity, dried fruit, vegetable, oak, etc. aromas.
We proceed to taste the wine with a small sip, moving it from one side of the mouth to the other with the tongue to appreciate the four basic flavors: sweet, salty, sour and bitter.
It is considered a wine of low persistence if its sensation in the mouth does not last more than 3 seconds. Medium persistence if this sensation lasts between 3 and 6 seconds and high persistence if its sensation lasts more than 6 seconds.
Do not miss the opportunity to live this unique experience and learn to taste a good wine. More and more events are held in Chihuahua where you can attend and support local wine consumption.