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4 Awesomely Aromatic Wine Grape Varieties

January 26, 2015

 

 

Aromatic Wine Grape varieties
When you first crack open a bottle of wine and are ready to give it the first sip, it’s easy to forget to give your wine a good sniff. In the excitement to get to the drinking part (which we fully appreciate and understand) rushing through the aromas can cause you to miss out on some of the out-of-this-world wonder in wine. After all 70-75% of a wine’s taste comes from its smell.

Some wines have more of a bouquet than others, and we’re here to tell you about those that should not be missed. Here are four super aromatic grapes worth pausing for.

1. Gewürztraminer

The most famous expression of Gewürztraminer—labeled by many wine critics, as perhaps the world’s most aromatic variety—hails from the Alsace region of France. However, Gewurzs from Italy, Germany, Washington, and Oregon are well worth seeking out. This generally off-dry wine offers aromas of lychee, roses, and apricot in one quiet yet powerful, unforgettable swoop. Drink with your favorite spicy Indian or Middle Eastern food for a to-die-for pairing. We adore the Gisselbrecht Gewurztraminer, if you want to kick it old school and old world, or the Montinore Gewurtraminer if you want to explore Oregon.

2. Riesling

Jasmine is the best, most beautiful characteristic (in our humble opinion) of a Riesling. It follows up with bright citrus, soft honey, and petrol notes that dance in almost balletic harmony. While Riesling is often known as being on the sweeter side, the dry expressions are an aroma-holics dream performance: the savory qualities are front and center, while the fruit is supporting cast only. For a special treat look for a wine with some bottle age. The Stock & Stein Riesling Trocken is a not-to-be-missed bone-dry German beauty.

3. Pinot Noir

There is a reason why Pinot Noir is likely the most famous, most expensive, most drooled over grape variety in the world. Its soft petals of aromas (and flavor) bloom with such subtly over time that one can keep discovering its complexity hour after hour. It also rarely ever masks any foods, making it a perfect pairing. Pinot Noir from Burgundy is especially evocative. We love the Chanson Bourgogne Pinot Noir for everyday, and the Aurelien Verdet Gevrey-Chambertin for special occasions.

4. Frappato

Frappato is the new Pinot, or so we like to call this unassuming little grape from Sicily. Light, delicate, and floral with its heavenly-scented goodness of pink roses and spicy strawberry licorice, Frappato has a beautifully interesting nose with a lot of delicate, fresh taste to follow. The Santa Tresa Frappato is a great entry level Frappato under $20.

Before you lose yourself in your excitement to taste, give a swirl and take some extra time to get your wine sniffing on with these four fragrant varieties that are sure to promise some aromatic bliss.

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Lauren Barnard Kampala Wines Lauren Barnard is the owner of Kampala Wines, a natural wine company online selling only sustainable, organic, and Biodynamic wines. Because your wine should be natural, too.

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