THE WINE FLAVOUR TREE
Pinot Grigio, Unoaked Chardonnay, Garganega, Chenin Blanc
Grüner Veltliner, Falanghina, Sémillon, Dry Riesling
Green Fruits & Grass
Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Bacchus, Vermentino
Chardonnay, Fiano, Viognier, Albariño
Exotic Fruits & Spice
Gewürztraminer, Torrontés, Muscat, Off-dry Riesling
Soft & Juicy
Cinsault, Gamay, Dolcetto, Tarrango
Red Fruits & Roses
Pinot Noir, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese
Berries & Chocolate
Merlot, Tempranillo, Barbera, Nero D'Avola
Currants & Herbs
Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional, Carmenère, Negroamaro
Blackberries & Spice
Malbec, Zinfandel, Shiraz/Syrah, Pinotage
Aroma + Taste = Flavour and wine's primary flavour is predominantly down to the grape variety (or varieties) that goes into making that bottle of wine but many wine lovers don't actually know what those flavours are and so choosing a bottle of wine can be a bit of a gamble:
Consequently it is all too easy to play it safe, stick to what you know you like and not experiment or buy wine outside of your 'wine comfort zone'.
This is where The Wine Flavour Tree can help!
The Flavour Tree provides an essential, easy-to-use guide for wine drinkers as to the sorts of flavours that are typically found in a selection of 40 popular grape varieties.
If you are new to wine but have an idea as to the sort of flavours or aromas that you generally enjoy then the Tree is the perfect way to help kick-start choosing your wines with greater confidence. You simply find the flavours that you like on the relevant branch of the Tree (for both white and red wines) and then locate the grape varieties that they can be found in, in the key underneath and start experimenting. Likewise, The Tree can also help when tasting or enjoying wines that you have already purchased as you can consult it to get a handle on the sort of flavours you can expect to find in your glass. By doing that, you can also start to build up your own personal memory bank of likes and dislikes and get a clearer picture as to your preferred bottles. Bingo!