Aromatic Varietals

Aromatic wines are made from white grape varietals that belong to the aromatic family of grapes. There are three families: aromatic, acidic, and rich. Aromatic grapes have higher levels of an aroma compound class called terpenes which includes the same aromas found in flowers. Terpenes gives us the aromas behind roses, geranium, orange, and others. In other words, aromatic wines have a bit more science behind them than winemaking traditions because the focus in on the varietal’s characteristic rather than the winemaker’s practices.

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