Branch Manager for PRP Wine
How Does Wine Get So Many Different Flavors?
From simple white wines to complex red wines, the source of the primary flavors in wine is the grape itself. Every grape varietal comes with its own “default” flavor profile – the most common flavors produced by the grape when it is fermented. This is also known as the true varietal character of the wine. For example, you’ll notice apple and pear flavors virtually every time in Chardonnay, black current in Cabernet Sauvignon, and red and black cherry flavors in Pinot Noir. These characteristics are pretty typical of wines made from these grapes, regardless of where the wine is made and who makes it.