THE AROMAS IN THIS KIT ARE:
YOUR KIT CONTAINS:
• Aromas – 12 vials containing the most common aromas found in white wine. Our aromas are formulated in partnership with an accredited organization, whose mandate is built on a foundation of impeccable research and development.
• An instructional booklet – Including information on the predominant aromas found in your kit, and their origins. A brief history of white wine, as well as tips on tasting are also included.
• Scent Cards – Beautifully designed interactive scent cards with information on each of the scents are included in the kit, granting you easy access to wine aroma information while using the kit.
• An interactive notepad – Designed for you to practice the skills you’ve acquired through the kit. Gather a group of friends, open a few bottles of white wine, check off which aromas you recognize in the wines you taste, and compare answers.
• Packaging – Everything is held in place in a beautiful case designed to sit handsomely in your bookshelf, bar or dining room buffet cabinet, making the kit a wonderful and affordable collector’s item.
• The wine aroma wheel is also included. It will provide you with the benefits of describing wines in specific terms. This will enable your greater enjoyment and appreciation of the wonderful world of wine plus an enhanced ability to discriminate and remember wine flavours. The combined use of this descriptive wine aroma wheel and the 12 aroma vials will enhance your ability to discriminate and remember wine aromas. You will be able to make the connection between the aromatic characteristics and the varietals in which they are found. The varietals examined include for example: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir; Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
THE WHITE WINE GRAPE AND VINE
White wine grapes vary greatly in the range of wine styles they can produce, and the aromas and flavours that characterise them. Climate, vineyard practices and the grape clones used, all play important roles in white wine quality. In the winery, the main factors determining style and aroma are the temperature and yeast used during fermentation, the use of oak, and how long the wine has been left to age in the bottle. However, in contrast with red wine, the specific grape variety generally plays the dominant role in determining what the finished wine will smell and taste like.
White wine is made by fermenting pressed white grapes, and then stabilizing the resulting wine until it is ready for bottling. White wine grapes are often harvested in the cooler hours of the morning to help preserve their aroma and flavour. The major difference between white and red wine when it comes to smell and taste, is that most of the aroma compounds are in the skin with reds, whereas with whites they’re in the juice.
*The precise chemical recipes for each aroma bottle contained in this kit have been meticulously composed in the laboratories commissioned by Wine Awakenings under the strict supervision of the company’s chief scientist and professor of oenology. Each aroma is also designed to be non-toxic, for human olfactory consumption, and is protected by Canadian and International copyright (patent pending). The reproduction, in whole or in part, of any of the aromas contained in this kit, without written consent of Wine Awakenings Canada is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, the illegal reproduction of these aromas may cause permanent damage to one’s health. For further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org