Wines for beginners: where to start?
For those who want to enter the world of wines, it is interesting to know some important information, which will be of utmost importance when choosing a good wine.
But it is good to understand that every wine has a personality. So it is necessary to seek to know about the grapes, the fermentation, the aroma and flavor of the wine, the time of the wine, the type of wine and also the harmonizations that match the wine that was chosen.
Putting all this information together you can have a great experience with your chosen wine.
That's why we've prepared some golden tips, especially for the beginners to wine tasting.
The important thing for those who want to be a wine taster is to know about some types of grapes, since they are those that give wine flavor.
They determine the form of wine production, remembering that on labels, always specifies the type of grape with which the wine was produced. The grape will define the color, aromas and flavors of the wine chosen.
Some types of grapes used in wine production
Malbec grapes have ball-shaped bago, medium-sized bunches of soft, blackish-blue flesh. The wines produced with the Malbec grapes are purple red in color, intense color with soft and fruity character. Remember that you can still experience variations of style depending on where the grapes come from.
Used in the production of red wines, the Merlot grapes have intense and fragrant aromas. They remind you of the taste of sweet ripe cherries, their soft, ripe tannins with little acidity. Wines that most of the time are very elegant.
Grapes of ruby red color, depending on maturation. With aroma of red fruits and spices. When the wine is matured in the wood, it can arouse chocolate, cigar and roasted aromas.
Pinot Noir grapes:
Pinot Noir grapes are more used in the production of smooth and discrete wines, but very sophisticated and elegant. They combine notes of fruit and also earthy aromas when high quality wines, their tannins are smooth. a wine of excellent acidity.
Remembering that Pinot Night is one of the most famous grapes of French origin, practically impossible to reproduce in other parts of the world.
It is called the Queen of White Grapes.
Used in the production of white wine, and also in Champagne, this grape of French origin, is cultivated in several countries, including Brazil, where there are good examples of this wine. You can buy quiet.
With aromas and flavors of peach, melon, green apple, lemon and pear, with different flavors from the climate in which it is cultivated, varying wines lighter, delicate, structured and full bodied.
We can find simple wines and wines that have been treated in wood, seeking complexity and aromas in the palate. A fine grape of an aroma and delicious flavor.
Another grape of French origin, which is successful in several countries, produces a white wine, smooth with good acidity and discreet herbaceous flavor.
Growing this grape in New Zealand, with new techniques and studies and being a different soil, brought to market a fruity and full-bodied flavor.
In Brazil, in the region of Serra Catarinense, more specifically in São Joaquim, excellent wines of this grape can be tasted and are of unparalleled quality.
Remembering that white wine should generally be consumed younger! If very structured at maximum do not let it pass the 5 years!
It is important at the time of choosing a good wine to differentiate your rankings.
Wines can be Red, Rosé, White, Sparkling. Determined by the type of grapes that was used in its production, method that wine was made, by the alcoholic content and also by the sugar content in its composition.
As for the level of sweetness
Contains up to 5 grams of sugar for each liter of beverage.
Produced with up to 20 grams of sugar for each liter of beverage.
Half dry wine:
Prepared with 5 to 20 grams of sugar for each liter of beverage.
How much wine colors
The colors of the wines are also determined according to the type of grape and the time of fermentation used in the production of these wines. Watch:
Produced with dark grapes, ie grapes reddish or purple. It is the most commercialized type.
Wine produced from white grapes or dark grapes, but without the bark.
Produced with dark grapes, but that release little coloration in the fermentation process.
It can also be produced with the mixture of white and dark grapes (method that is no longer so usual), giving rise to a very light red, called Rosé.
The alcohol content of wines
They are wines that can be common, fine, noble, special, semi-sparkling or carbonated. With alcoholic graduation between 10 to 13%.
With an alcohol content of 7% to 9%.
With alcoholic graduation between 14 to 18%, these wines as the name says can be mixed usually with other fruits like peach, raspberry and others. Observing that if you mix another fruit, it is no longer wine, it becomes a Liquor!
With alcoholic graduation between 15 to 18%. These wines look like liquor.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine:
Sparkling wines with an alcoholic strength of 10% to 16%.
It is important to know some gastronomic combinations when choosing a good wine. That's because certain foods can change the taste of wine and thus spoil the tasting. Here are some tips:
Further posts on harmonization:
- 5 practical tips to harmonize white wine
- How to harmonize wines and cheeses?
- 14 Wine Matching Tips
- 16 rules to harmonize wine and food
White Wines and Roses:
Pasta, chicken, fish, seafood and salads, white sauce, cheeses and soft dough,
Red meats, red sauces. Hard-cheeses.
Sparkling wines and sparkling wines:
Salads, snacks, some fruits and desserts.
Blue cheese and desserts in general.
Here are some tips for anyone who wants to venture into the world of wine tasting. It is important to remember that it does not need much investment.
There are cheap and good quality wines on the market, especially for beginner tasters. It is worth remembering that wine is a rejuvenating beverage that treats both the body and the mind of the one who appreciates it. Explore more our articles:
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