Skip to content Skip to footer
0 items - $0.00 0

Know Why Wines Smell like Blueberries

f1Wine is produced from fermentation, usually fruit, mostly grapes (nearly anything natural with sweets can be fermented to create an alcoholic beverage – grain, veggies, even milk). The fruits are gathered, squashed, fermented, and after that aged. The fermentation procedure creates the alcoholic beverages content, while the aging procedure adds strongly to the tastes (consisting of blueberries). The juice is comprised of chemical compounds, consisting of sugars, unpredictable organics, as well as liquors. It is the interaction of these molecules that makes the aroma and also flavor of the wine. Wine could have hundreds of different particles that alone or in combination, could create an unbelievable range of fragrances.


The nose is an unbelievable body organ; it can differentiate countless various fragrances, even those at an extremely low attention (view “The Emperor of Aroma” for a remarkable study …). Throughout our lifetimes, we identify as well as brochure aromas (good and also bad), and associate them to life occasions, different meals, individuals, areas, and things. These aromas are composed of molecules, referred to as volatile organic substances, which produce the fragrances that border us.

For instance, the primary fragrance in Apples comes from ethyl esters. The aroma of strawberries comes from furaneol. Citrus fragrances come from terpenes, and also our buddy the blueberry pertains to us through benzaldehyde, hexanal, heptanal and also nonanal, as well as 3-methyl-butyraldehyde as well as 2-methyl-butyraldehyde.

Wine has actually been located to include the exact same particles that provide aroma to various other plants as well as materials, as well as– when smelled by an intrepid wine taster– provides those very same fragrances to us. Some wines have really unique characteristics. The signature scent of Syrah, for example, is pepper (rotundone). The flavor of vanilla in wines that are aged in oak comes from vanillin, the very same compound that offers vanilla its aroma, and the scent of butter located in Chardonnay originates from the chemical diacetyl. Oddly sufficient, the only aroma that you do not obtain from wine is that of grape (besides wine made from muscat).

The factor that we are interested in the aroma of wine is that they offer us a common language to explain the wine, and also to quantify the reasons we like, or disapproval, a specific wine. There’s been much written about the “misconception” of being able to differentiate greater than a few fragrances or tastes from a specific wine; one evidence offered is that different cups will detect various fragrances from the exact same wine, as well as the same taster will certainly spot various features from one wine tasted on different days. It is quite easy to make an instance versus all those arguments:


  1. Various folks have various level of sensitivity to the same scents– in fact, it is feasible to be “scent blind” to specific aromas, as well as oversensitive to others.
  2. Even though a bottling of wine could place the same wine in a variety of bottles, there’s no guarantee that the quantity of air is the same, or that the direct exposure to air throughout the bottling process doesn’t have an effect on the wine.
  3. Attempting wine from the exact same container on various days will certainly view differences, as the oxygen introduced from opening as well as pouring will have a result on the wine.


Eventually, wine is indicated to be experienced by all the senses; so pour a glass, breathe in those extravagant scents, as well as delight in!