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Die Sinnlichkeit des Weins betört Auge, Mund und Nase
Wine does not only smell like grapes! Why?
Wine contains the same volatile components like for example many fruits. These originate from the grape, the fermentation process or the maturity procedure. Our brain compares these odours with familiar odours and so we name them : gooseberry, paprika, grass also paper or tar.

Scent, aroma and bouquet
The human nose is a highly complex organ: about ten million nerve cells are situated on the around five square centimetre sized olfactory mucosa located in the ceiling of the nasal cavity. Each of these nerve cells is provided with ten to twenty feelers. On these, scent molecules may lay down during breathing in.

Chardonnay

Hazelnuts, limes, vanilla, caramel

Sival ridge

Soil, lard, violet pastilles

Barbaresco, Barolo

Dried roses, cinnamon, pinks, sandalwood, tar

Champagne

Grapefruit, chalk, yeast braid

The nose has the ability to distinguish thousands of odours. For the deliberate enjoyment of wine though there is more necessary: the brain must select, bundle, and retain the sensory impressions and describe these impressions by means of the speech. Thereby, perplexing word creations may come into being – earthy, pharmacy, saddle leather – no wonder, it is about the description of connotations


Bordeaux

Black currant, cinnamon, vanilla, cigar box wood, coffee

Riesling

Schist, peach, mango, mint, petrol

Côtes du Rhône

Black berry jam, plums, roasted almonds, pepper, tobbaco

Chianti Classico

Cherries, currants, black berries, eucalyptus, green branches

Really bizarre word creations have emerged during the attempt to systemise the wine flavours. The flavours go from flowery, fruity, spicy, vegetable to nutty, caramelly, balmy, earthy to chemical, microbiological and animal. With the aid of further subdivisions, scientists of the Californian Wine University finally came to descriptions such as “hung meat”, “cow barn”, “cat urine”, “rubber”, “tar”, “sweat”, but fortunately also to numerous pleasant flavours.


Burgundy

Black cherris, cinnamon, worn out tires, tree root, pinks

Sancerre

Green pepper, Stinging Nettle, fire stone, moss

Pinot Grigio

white blossoms, green apple, hay, bread crust

Rioja

Cherry jam, butter, cassis, shellac

Fruity Elder Peach Banana Fruchtig
Grapefruit Currant Pear Lychees
Lemon Mulberry Quince Mango
Orange Gooseberry Apple Pawpaw
Blackberry Cherry Plum Jam
Raspberry Apricot Pineapple Raisins
Strawberry   Melon Fig
         

Spicy Pink Tobacco Roast aromas Würzig
Liquorice Cinnamon Wood Smoke
Anisees Nutmeg Rosin Toast
Pepper Walnut Cedar Coffee beans
Vanilla Hazelnut Oak  
  Almond Stone Pine  
       

Herbal green wood Hay Mildew Pfanzlich
PLants Green Pepper Tea Tar
Grass Aspargus Mushrooms Truffle
Mint Cabbage Moss Wood
Eucalyptus Artichoke Foliage Beans
       
       

caramelly karamellig biological biologisch flowery
Honey Barm Acacia
Butter Bead Viola
Chocolate Sauerkraut Rose
Cacao Lactates Geranium
Sugar Milk Hawthorn
Vanilla Cheese  
 
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