Posted On Friday, June 18, 2010 at 12:58:45 AM
Often people wonder if the aromas in the wine are artificially added or natural. They are naturally created during the fermentation process of the wine.
For example we often find touches of vanilla in a Chardonnay that has been fermented or matured in the barrel. There is some similarity in the world of wines and perfumes.
Making a perfume requires an extensive and meticulous research, laboratory process and marketing. Every year attempts are made to innovate, while maintaining the style of the trademark, to present new and interesting aromas.
Every spring , in the perfume world, the new tendencies in aromas are presented that will be in fashion for the following season, this is similar or akin to the “primeurs” in wine world.
Often one uses words like freshness, sensuality and sweetness to describe perfumes. Similarly in the wine world, words like fruity (citric touches), floral, hints of lemon, orange, mandarin, amber, jasmine, strawberries and sandalwood are often used. Vanilla provides the warm and sensual traces.
Young, white wines have a touch of freshness. Varieties such as malvasía, albariño, moscatel, gewurztraminer, riesling exhibit these citrus and floral aromas. So like perfume, wines too are an artists expression of natures bounty!