Course: Understanding Wine

Class 5: Old World Model: France


see: clarity, color, intensity, legs

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Clarity

  • Examine the wines for clarity and mark your Tasting Worksheet.

 

 
Color

  • Examine their color and note your worksheet.
  • Both wines are typically purple to ruby red in color.

 

 
Intensity

  • Examine the intensity of the wines and mark your worksheet.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are relatively dark grapes, and as a result, a Bordeaux's intensity is usually medium to dark; Grenache is not as dark as Cabernet and Merlot, so the intensity of a Côtes du Rhône is usually medium.

 

 
Legs

  • Swirl each wine, examine its legs and mark your worksheet.
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