It’s time for our weekly Vintelligence question! How good is your wine knowledge?
1. What does best describes the term “bouquet”?
c) Tertiary aromas (developed when wine is being matured in barrels or being aged in the bottle)
The bouquet is developed only during the post-fermentation stage and in the wine bottle itself. Aldehydes and esters are formed during the oxidation of the fruit acids and alcohol in the wine bottle. As such, bouquet takes years to develop.