Analysing a wine using the senses, in particular its appearance (visual examination), aroma (olfactory examination) and flavour (gustatory examination). Tasting is a genuine sensory analysis which offers a way of exploring and appreciating wine (see “slow drinking“).
When tasting multiple wines, there are two ground rules to follow :
- Start with the lighter wines (sparkling, dry whites, right bank Bordeaux reds) and finish with the more characterful examples (left bank Bordeaux reds, sweet wines).
- Work upwards, saving the highest quality wines for the end.
The Yvecourt range should therefore be tasted in the following order :