Wine is incredible, not only for its taste, but for its smell. The smell of wine can indicate a lot: its age, how it will taste, how it was made. Become a wine expert by recognizing the primary, secondary, and tertiary aroma of wine. The primary aroma is the sharp first smell. The secondary is the smell of the wine itself, that grape smell behind the stronger primary scent. And the tertiary smell is a less sharp smell that lets you know the wine has somewhat lost flavor. These are some cool tools to help you with your wine-scenting endeavors
- Tertiary Aroma of wine (called its bouquet) is due to aging of the wine.
- Primary Aroma in wine is the scent the grape itself produces.
- Secondary Aroma in wine refers to the smells of vinification.
“”Wines capable of ageing will lose partly or almost all their primary aroma and after a few years will develop superb aromas of maturation.””