California Wine Directory

 
 

Knowing When A Wine Is Ready To Drink Tip #2 - The Nose

A wine attains its ideal maturity when all of its components are balanced and offers a great aromatic complexity, not only on the nose but also resting on the palate with a persistence. This doesn´t mean that a matured wine is necessarily an aged wine. No, rather a matured wine at its perfect drinking peak. Actually, it maybe the case in some wines that they should be consumed when young and fresh.

The aroma

 

A young wine is essentially more fruity and it is usually determined by the specific variety of grape used.  As wine ages, secondary aromas become more apparent, which can be influenced by the winemaking process, exhibiting perhaps spicy notes would demonstrate oak aging. 


                                                         

More matured high-end wine reaches an aromatic complexity on the nose difficult to  describe. These wines exhibits different notes, showing an aromatic multidimensionality or  having more depth an complexities.