When white wine speaks in flowers, the D-Viner becomes a horticulturist… Wines contain several families of aromas. The arrival of Spring is a good time to linger for a moment on the flowery aromas found in white wines.
Acacia, honeysuckle, hyacinth, orange blossom, rose, jasmine or lime tree, every wine offers a different bouquet! But our discovery of floral aromas in wine actually begins with the flower of the vine itself. Expressed with elegance and subtlety, it guarantees that each tasting offers a burst of floral flavours.
A link between maturity and rich aromas
While unripe grapes produce vegetal aromas with hints of leaf or freshly-cut grass, once ripe, they express a greater complexity of floral notes, blending honeysuckle and acacia with white fruits. This is what happens with wines made from grape varieties such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon.
To each variety its flower
Some flower aromas even develop into heady fragrances that dominate the aromatic scope. Rose, for example, is very noticeable in Gewurztraminer wines. Lily and elderberry are also present in the range of highly aromatic varieties which includes Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, among others.
Between lightness, liveliness, potency and freshness, you won’t know what’s hit you!