What to Consider when Classifying Fine Wines?

by Hazel - Date: 2007-01-04 - Word Count: 503 Share This!

The wine grape revolution was further carried by Charles Krug who started the winery business in 1861 and according to the statistics there were almost 150 wineries working commercially by 1889.Some earlier wineries were Schramsberg (founded in 1862), Beringer (1876) and Inglenook (1879).As the life is not always the bed of roses, the rapid growth of wine industry faced the prices crash problem and the phylloxera - a North American species of insects gave a stunning blow to the vintners by attacking the wide areas of wine grape.

A not so typical rose wine made from the Merlot grape, this deeply pink-hued wine stands out from the rest. Combining the features of a red and white wine, this ros� is a light refreshing version of the red Merlot, with just the right body and crisp flavors to make it a default wine of choice for meals. These attributes are also the main reason why this particular wine is considered as a fine wine.

However, the exact and true meaning of a white wine can't be underrated. There are many definitions and characteristics that have been used just to define fine wines but all of them may still vary from one person to another.

The main reason behind this is that people have different tastes. Therefore, what may seem fine to one person may not for others. This goes to show that fine wines will be classified according to the criteria of the person drinking the wine.

Classification of wines according to its fine quality and distinction is usually based on the �track record� of the wine, where its value and reputation is used as an underlying factor that will define the quality of wines being sold at an auction.

Nevertheless, to clearly identify the real excellence behind a good wine will still depend on some solid factors that people must know. Here is a list of some of the aspects that must be considered when classifying fine wines:

1. Typicity

Fine wines are generally classified according to its given mode of production and area. For instance, most of the fine wines are typified as German made. However, one cannot simply deduce that what has worked as fine before may not necessarily be fine today.

2. Balance

In order for a wine to be classified as fine, there must be some balance in all of its parts. This means that no part of the wine, such as its flavor or color, should be a cut above the rest. It is extremely important that all of the elements contained in the wine should achieve harmony with one another in order to come up with one delectable taste.

3. Complexity

The elements contained in wines should not be basic and simple. Even if it achieves balance, the elements should have a little distinction from one another so as to create an unfathomable taste that drinkers would like to discover. It is that certain mystery that creates the fineness in wines.

Indeed, the fineness of wines is fully dependent on its quality. Fine wines should always make an impression.

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