3. Taste - Mouth•   Tip of tongue – Tingle of bubbles•   Front of tongue - Sweetness•   Front side of tongue - Saltiness• ...
Taste• Acid/fruit balance• Which fruits or non-fruit flavours  – Fruity  – Floral  – Vegetal  – Mineral• Length of taste
Tasting “ground rules”1. Eyes first!   • Colour, clarity, depth, rim2. Smell         • Fresh or musty?                 • 5...
2. Vega de la Reina, Verdejo, 2008Rueda DO, Spain• Rueda DO: a small but important white wine  region• Verdejo: Aromatic S...
Rueda
3. Viñalba Seleccion Torrontes 2011Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina• Torrontes: a distant relation of aromatic Muscat  gr...
Some facts and figures Where is wine produced?
League tables (2009)• Rankings according to       1. France  quantity of annual          2. Italy  production             ...
Consumption
UK Imports by volume      1. Australia      2. France      3. USA (California)      4. Italy      5. Spain
4. Felsner Gedersdorfer MoosburgerinGrüner Veltliner, 2010• Grüner Veltliner• Kremstal in Lower Austria• Single vineyard; ...
Effect of Food on Wine• Salmon (Oily fish)   • Enhances flavour of                         fuller white wines• Green apple...
5. Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2007Marlborough, New Zealand• Hand harvested from a mix of vineyards in the  Awatere and...
6. Errazuriz Reserva Carmenère 2010Aconcagua Valley, Chile• Hand-picked; fermented in stainless steel;  matured in oak  – ...
The Carmenère story• Origins in Bordeaux in 19th Century.• In Chile mixed in with Merlot in vineyards.• DNA testing in 199...
7. Ch. Caronne Ste Gemme CruBourgeois 2007 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux• Cru Bourgeois from the left bank ‘Haut-Médoc[Below Crus C...
Effect of Food on Wine• Salmon (Oily fish)   • Enhances flavour of                         fuller white wines• Green apple...
Today’s wines1. Chablis, Les Champs Blancs, Pascal Bouchard, AOC, 2010 £14.99W2. Vega de la Reina 2008 Rueda, DO, Spain   ...
Mystery wine• By aroma only, which of today’s wines is  this?
A reminder      •   Session II      •   15 February 2012      •   2.30pm      •   South Australia
Finally…           Thank            you
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking
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2012 Intermediate Wine Course (1b) : Winemaking

  1. 1. 3. Taste - Mouth• Tip of tongue – Tingle of bubbles• Front of tongue - Sweetness• Front side of tongue - Saltiness• Back side of tongue - Acidity• Back of tongue - Bitterness
  2. 2. Taste• Acid/fruit balance• Which fruits or non-fruit flavours – Fruity – Floral – Vegetal – Mineral• Length of taste
  3. 3. Tasting “ground rules”1. Eyes first! • Colour, clarity, depth, rim2. Smell • Fresh or musty? • 500 chemical aromas – objective & subjective3. Taste • Tongue/senses • ‘Length’ a sign of quality • Teetotal tasters!
  4. 4. 2. Vega de la Reina, Verdejo, 2008Rueda DO, Spain• Rueda DO: a small but important white wine region• Verdejo: Aromatic Spanish grape with freshness, acidity like Sauvignon Blanc – Colour: Pale yellow (Quite old!) – Aroma: Aromatic; citrus fruits, freshness, grassy, zingy acidity ... – Palate: Fresh, peach, citrus, grass .... • Fruit/acid balance? • Residual sugar?
  5. 5. Rueda
  6. 6. 3. Viñalba Seleccion Torrontes 2011Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina• Torrontes: a distant relation of aromatic Muscat grape.• Argentina’s signature white variety. – Colour: Pale straw – Aroma: Fresh, ripe tropical fruits – peach, lemon, pineapple ... – Palate: Citrus blossom and tropical fruits.... • Fruit/acid balance? • Residual sugar?
  7. 7. Some facts and figures Where is wine produced?
  8. 8. League tables (2009)• Rankings according to 1. France quantity of annual 2. Italy production 3. Spain ----• Two thirds of all wine is 4. USA produced in Europe 5. Argentina 6. Australia• Spain has the largest acreage of vineyards ----- 7. Chile 8. Germany 9. South Africa 10. Portugal
  9. 9. Consumption
  10. 10. UK Imports by volume 1. Australia 2. France 3. USA (California) 4. Italy 5. Spain
  11. 11. 4. Felsner Gedersdorfer MoosburgerinGrüner Veltliner, 2010• Grüner Veltliner• Kremstal in Lower Austria• Single vineyard; hand-picked – Colour: Light yellow/green – Aroma: Apple, citrus fruits ... – Palate: Apple, with a peppery aftertaste characteristic of the grape ... • Fruit/acid balance? • Residual sugar? • Could accompany Asian cuisine
  12. 12. Effect of Food on Wine• Salmon (Oily fish) • Enhances flavour of fuller white wines• Green apple • Sharpens the palate• Chocolate • A flavour blocker• Paprika • Spices need aromatic white wines• Cheese (animal • Neutralises tannins protein)
  13. 13. 5. Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2007Marlborough, New Zealand• Hand harvested from a mix of vineyards in the Awatere and Wainau valleys of Marlborough• Matured 11 months in French oak• Lots of awards! – Colour: Light colour typical of Pinot Noir – Aroma: Cherries, peppers and hint of spices – cloves? – Palate: Cherry/plum fruit, smooth and velvety, very soft tannins ...
  14. 14. 6. Errazuriz Reserva Carmenère 2010Aconcagua Valley, Chile• Hand-picked; fermented in stainless steel; matured in oak – Colour: Medium intensity; purple indicating youthful wine – Aroma: Fruit – red currants; hint of stalkiness characteristic of Carmenère; ‘green on the nose’ – Palate: Red berries, plums, gentle tannins ...
  15. 15. The Carmenère story• Origins in Bordeaux in 19th Century.• In Chile mixed in with Merlot in vineyards.• DNA testing in 1990s showed it to be a distinctive variety and often superior to Merlot.• Now very much a Chilean variety in its own right
  16. 16. 7. Ch. Caronne Ste Gemme CruBourgeois 2007 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux• Cru Bourgeois from the left bank ‘Haut-Médoc[Below Crus Classés]• A blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. – Colour: Dense intensity; purple indicating youthful wine – Aroma: Blackcurrants and spices .. – Palate: Blackcurrants, pepper...., Still quite tannic; but very drinkable with meat ‘A good value for money Bordeaux’
  17. 17. Effect of Food on Wine• Salmon (Oily fish) • Enhances flavour of fuller white wines• Green apple • Sharpens the palate• Chocolate • A flavour blocker• Paprika • Spices need aromatic white wines• Cheese (animal • Neutralises tannins protein)
  18. 18. Today’s wines1. Chablis, Les Champs Blancs, Pascal Bouchard, AOC, 2010 £14.99W2. Vega de la Reina 2008 Rueda, DO, Spain £5.99 M3. Viñalba Seleccion 2011 Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza £7.99 M4. Felsner Gedersdorfer Moosburgerin Grüner Veltliner, Austria, 2010 £10.99 W5. Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough £11.25 HM6. Errazuriz Reserva Carmenère, 2010, Chile £6.99M7. Ch. Caronne Ste Gemme ,Cru Bourgeois, 2007 £12.99 M W Waitrose HM Hatch Mansfield M Majestic
  19. 19. Mystery wine• By aroma only, which of today’s wines is this?
  20. 20. A reminder • Session II • 15 February 2012 • 2.30pm • South Australia
  21. 21. Finally… Thank you
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