Notes

Definition - What does Notes mean?

Notes are referred to as the nuances in wine flavor and aroma. It includes taste identification, acidity, structure, texture, and the balance of wine. This overall sensory examination helps identify the quality of wine. As the wine industry evolved into cultural staples of society, descriptive words were introduced to identify specific flavors, most notably in the 14th century when there was a boom in taking wine tasting notes to describe flavors and aroma. Notes have become more precise and formalized.

WineFrog explains Notes

Picking out notes from a wine is a meticulous and objective process that requires profound knowledge about wines and good olfactory senses. So, not every wine enthusiast can point out wine notes; consequently, some people considered to be "super tasters" that have more tastebuds than the average person, have the ability to sense much fainter hints of flavors in wine, like hints of vanilla, cinnamon and spices in wines that have not been aged for very long in oak barrels as opposed to the average person, who may only be able to smell and taste these if the wine were aged for extensive periods of time in oak barrels.

Notes encompass nuances in the initial taste of the wine to the after taste, which may change depending on how long the finish lasts. For instance, some sweet wines may start out sweet, develop a fruity profile during the finish and progress to ending in a mild tart finish. During this time, the taster may experience specific fruit flavors called notes. Notes can simply be described as specific characteristics in wine flavor and aroma.

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