Bodegas SANTALBA have created a concept and work daily to improve it: WINES WITH HEART. We combine our high quality wines, which provide health with a responsible consumption, sustainability, ecology, natural production practices and our absolute respect for the environment. So, we have created our logo for this concept and we´ll tell you our daily work. We hope you enjoy and support us to achieve it.
Monday, July 23, 2012
TASTING COURSE IV - BODEGAS SANTALBA
We continue with our tasting course and we will try to be a professional sommelier.
In this point we will go step by step, sense by sense analyzing the wine
Depends on the experience each one can choose the best order and follow its own routines:
Sight eye, Smell, Taste, Touch and Hearing Senses
It is the first sense, and we look 3 important characteristics: Colour, Intensity and cleanliness.
The wine should be looked in the glass, first settle and through the light trying to appreciate the cleanliness, colour and brightness…
Later round the glass and look the wine, a fluid wine is like water and a dense one like syrup.
After shake it, we will see “tears” on the glass’s wall and this will be more or less alcoholic % and glycerine content, very relevant in this part of the tasting.
The Colour should be analyzed tilting the glass 45º and above a white background to see better the colours. The colour is very close to the age of the wine. If lighter and brown it is older than blues and violet.
Have a look to the different colours depends on the age:
The cleanliness depends on the transparency of a wine and the decants, clarified and filtered.
We will continue soon with another sense and different points to be a professional sommelier and to do a taste with friends!