Tasting an Italian Wine means trying to understand why a wine we like or do not like, it means to describe in a complete way the feelings of pleasure or disgust, of enthusiasm or disappointment, of familiarity ‘or amazement that we feel when we drink.

To get to taste an Italian Wine we need to learn a “language” based on our “sensors” or the view, smell, taste, touch, hearing.

In the past, tasting a wine was a practice we say by “connoisseurs”, from “VIP”, it was a practice reserved for the chosen few … .this thought. Fortunately, everything has changed today. We can all taste a wine, those with more ‘capacity’ who with less, we need to choose the best purchase for both taste and for the price.

The 3 phases of the tasting of an Italian Wine

The 3 main phases are:

  1. Visible
  2. Olfactory
  3. Gustative

VISUAL

This is the wine visiting card. Fundamental factor that influences and conditions very much the judgment that will then give us nose and palate. Accordingly,will be classified wine according to color, body, structure, type, age, any defects. When you look at the wine from the glass, you have to keep it tilted almost at 90 degrees against a white background, so you can easily catch the chromatic nuances, the clarity, the intensity, the concentration or even extraneous elements.

OLFACTORY

It is not easy to distinguish the “perfumes” that the wine sends. Important fragrances that have a precise meaning. Our sense of smell is in fact “deviated” by a thousand and a thousand external factors such as air quality, our health at that moment, for example a small cold is sufficient to alter the perception of the’s scent wine. Perfume that has a great importance on the overall taste of a wine.

The olfactory tasting technique requires that you sniff the wine first with a still glass, then gently rotating the glass so that the alcohol in contact with the oxygen evaporates immediately and the other volatile substances responsible for the perfumes are released.

GUSTATIVO

The last phase, the most important. Here the language is the master and consequently, as for the perfume, there are general non-indifferent problems. It is enough a light burn on the surface of the tongue, it can easily happen by having lunch or dinner, that this alters the gustatory capacity.

The tasting tasting technique begins with a small quantity of wine in the mouth. It is held at first in the front of the tongue, finally in the back.

CALL TO ACTION

The best thing to do to taste an Italian Wine, after reading this “read” guide, is to take action. Come and browse the online wine shop, you could find some good wine to taste.