Floral wine

Flower power!

Floral wine is a less mentionned wine trait, but it's an interesting facet to wine.

Wine, when sensitively examined, exhibits all sorts of floral scents.

Just like how wine is so connected with the soil and earth, so it is with the bees that pollinate the flowers that turn into grapes!

Some wines have a higher tendency to smell of flowers, like Gewurztraminer (origins of Traminette, which we grow here at the winery for blends) or a good Muscat.

Floral wines are most often young, white, and of the 'fruity' variety, like HVV's Stony Brook Blush, White Merlot, or Pinot Grigio.

To learn to really appreciate the floral quality in wines, I suggest the following:

Enjoy a glass of floral wine among your backyard garden or local park. Deeply sniff the flowers around you, and then do the same with your wine.

Soon you'll be detecting every flower under the sun in your glass!

Wine Terms for Floral Wines:

  • daffodils
  • elderflowers
  • fresh
  • geraniums
  • heather
  • honeysuckle
  • lavender
  • lilacs
  • lilies
  • marigolds
  • orchids
  • peonies
  • roses
  • tulips
  • violets
  • wildflowers
  • wisteria
  • zinnias

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