Folk wisdom recognizes that most people are all different however special they are in their own way. Wines are the same and should be appreciated as such with their own unique traits. Just as there are different groups of people, there are different groups of wines. Find out what group you like to hang out in!
We all have different tastes, and just as we do not have to like everyone else, a wine lover does not have to enjoy every wine. People choose their wine, but their wine chooses them too. Your wine choice can say much about yourself. Whether Cabernet or Malbec, Rosé or Chardonnay, the distinct qualities of each wine type reflect on the drinker’s character.
Whatever it is that you like to drink it will have something that really speaks to you; hence why wines are always infused with a bit of your personality.
What Defines the Personality of Wine?
Wine is more than just itself when it has personality. But what does that even mean? What are the trademarks of a unique wine? It does not only have to do with the grape varietal the wine is being made from, nor with the type of wine.
What really defines the personality of a wine can be found in its boldness, minerality, winemaking technique used for it, in its pairability and acidity. A wine’s personality is found at its core, in its composition and in what it inspires. A strong finish is another hint that a wine has character in its own way. If these or most of the aforementioned aspects are identified in a wine, then it is a safe bet to say that it is not your typical wine. We have just come across a wine with personality.
Rating the Personalities of Wine Is a Fun Way to Discover Your Wine Tastes
We love wine, you love wine! And that’s probably why you may already be well-versed in wine types and flavors. However, what about wine personalities? Let’s have a not-at-all scientific look at how some of the personalities of wine can be:
- Light and fizzy. Available from bone dry to sweet, these wines are a guaranteed fun time making any moment refreshing and sparkling. Notable examples are Chamapgne, Prosecco, Cava and American Sparkling Wines.
- Fresh and grassy. These are the wines evoking fresh cut grass, lemons, limes, grapefruit and passion fruit. Perfect with fish and seafood they are light enough without losing sophistication. Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc are notable varieties.
- Zesty and fruity. The summertime wines, they exhibit notes of guava, melons, peach, raspberry and citrus. These wines match salads or cheese perfectly. White Bordeaux, Gewurztraminer and Riesling are good choices.
- Sweet and delectable. These wines are ideal for the sweet teeth. They afford notes of honey, apricot, marmalade, fruit glacee and other confectionaries. Do you want a dessert? Have it your way with wines such as Sauternes, Tokaji and Sweet Roses.
- Elegant and Floral. Highlighted by ripe raspberries, strawberries, rose petals, and baking spices. These wines go well with roasted lamb, grilled salmon and sautéed mushrooms. Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Sangiovese are your best pick.
- Big timers. These are the most powerful wines that can pack quite a punch and throw anyone down. They have bold flavors featuring blackberries, currants, tea leaves, vanilla, nutmeg and cloves. Notable heavy-hitters are Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, and Shiraz.
Rating the personalities of wine is just a fun and original way to look out for new and exciting wines to try. And while you are at it, it does not hurt having a wine with a bit more personality and character. The more, the merrier!
Discover the Personality of Our Wines
There’s no accounting for taste when it comes to wine drinking, you do not have to fit into any standard. That’s what is fun about wine! You do not have to settle for one only. At Bodegas VEN we understand this fundamental truth: There are as many wines as personalities to choose from. And we have not even listed every wine personality! That’s why we invite you to try our international wine line Ven To Spain. Use your favorite wine personality to discover the heart and soul of Spanish wines. You will find out soon that wines, too, are as culturally diverse as people.
Sources: www.novacadamatre.com, www.winefolly.com