Wine descriptors are very tricky, especially for those who are being asked to describe a wine based on its varietal but have no idea as to how to go on about it. Worry not, we have just the perfect thing!
Here are a few pointers:
- Dry: A dry wine leaves the tongue tingling, with the feeling of a cottonmouth.
- Sweet: This wine is more suitable for dessert or falls under the variety of cheap wines.
- Fruity: Red wines will be categorised as having red fruits or dark fruits. While on the other hand, whites will be tropical.
- Earthy: This is often than not referred to red wines, as it implies a certain mustiness. Damp; musky flavours.
- The body of the wine refers to its weight and it is also used in conjunction with a mouthfeel.