For this masterclass lesson, our Sommelier team has each tackled one element of the Deductive Tasting process. The videos below outline their analyses of each stage and how to build the framework for your own deductive tastings.
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Look: The visual inspection of the wine under neutral lighting.
Smell: Identify aromas by breathing through your nose.
Taste: Assess both the taste structure (sour, bitter, sweet) and flavors derived by breathing.
Think & Conclude: Develop a complete profile of the wine.
Crafted by trained Augusta Vin sommeliers, this downloadable “Virtual Sommelier” seminar gives you in-home resources toward learning the art of deductive tastings. We designed informative, deductive tasting mats that unlock the taste like a professional sommelier mystery. It also creates an enlightening way to stay safe with friends and family by hosting an in-home educational experience. Sets have two tasting platforms, white or red, using three sommelier selected wines from the Augusta Vin portfolio.
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Interested in our breakdown from today’s 2018 Reserve Estate Aglianico Tasting? Check out our notes below, or visit our masterclass blog on our website here! This wine will be available for purchase soon, so check in with us on social media for more details.
Clarity: Clear & Bright
Color: Garnet heart with Ruby rim
100% Aglianico | 100% Estate | 100% Texas
Fruit: Bright Red Cherries and Strawberries
Non-Fruit: Pie Spice, Green Peppercorns, Dill
Wood: American Oak
Fruit: Sun-ripened black cherries, blackberry brambles
Non-Fruit: Leaf tobacco, Coconut
Wood: American Oak
Balance: Smooth & polished
When pairing an Aglianico, we like to first consider its bright acidity. For our 2018 Reserve Aglianico, our favorite dishes to recommend are Texas BBQ, bison burgers, wild mushrooms with heirloom tomatoes & burrata, tomato pasta dishes, and, of course, an antipasto or charcuterie plate.
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