Of all the terms that a person needs to understand in the winemaking process, there are a number of them which exist in order to describe the different tastes of wine.
Some people may feel that these things aren’t necessary. It could be felt that as long as the terms which speak specifically about winemaking and the terms which speak about winemaking are understood, nothing else needs to be learnt at all. This isn’t actually true, if you are unable to speak about the different tastes of wine, how then can you ensure that the wine tastes the way that you want it to? You will probably not be able to do so and as such you need to learn about an entirely new group of wine terms.
Lovers of wine will always say that the way wine tastes isn’t all about the flavor but the particular feel that it has in the mouth. This could be the case where you determine if wine feels sweet or tart. A tart flavor refers to wine that has a higher acid content and which was probably made from grapes that hadn’t completely ripened before they were turned into wine. Other than this, the texture of a wine explains the way that it feels when it is placed in the mouth. The weight of the wine tends to refer to the way the wine feels as well as its consistency. If the wine feels heavy or light when in your mouth, then it should be described as such.
If a person claims that the taste of a wine is balanced well, what they are telling you is that everything fits together perfectly. This includes things such as grapes, sugar, acids as well as the alcohol. No single taste dominates everything else and they tend to be all equal. It’s an excellent way for wine to taste. Wine which tastes supple is a wine that isn’t rough when tasted. It tends to pass over your palate quite fluidly.Wine which is called buttery refers to the taste and the texture of the wine. Wine which tastes charry means the wine tastes somewhat toasty. This can be achieved when the wine in question is aged in an oak barrel. A complex wine has an intense flavor and an equally intense bouquet. A dry wine is a wine that isn’t so sweet and wine which is off dry is neither sweet nor dry.
If a wine is called fruity, then it tastes of fruit. It may taste of fresh fruit, ripe peach or fruit that is as dry as a raisin. At certain times fruity wines tend to taste more like jam. A taste that most people are bound to find interesting is the oak taste. This taste occurs during the process of fermentation or more frequently when the wine is aged inside oak barrels. Flavors can also be added and can taste like a whole number of things as the aging process changes the flavor of wine a lot.