Palate

  1. Keith Grainger

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301687.ch4

Wine Quality: Tasting and Selection

Wine Quality: Tasting and Selection

How to Cite

Grainger, K. (2009) Palate, in Wine Quality: Tasting and Selection, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301687.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113663

Online ISBN: 9781444301687

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Keywords:

  • tactile sensations of wine;
  • perceptions of sweetness;
  • wine acidity;
  • tannins;
  • alcohol level of wines;
  • body - lightness or fullness of wine in mouth;
  • flavour intensity and characteristics;
  • balance - interrelationship between all taste sensations;
  • ‘length’ - measure of time for which finish and aftertaste last

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sweetness/bitterness/acidity/saltiness/umami

  • Dryness/sweetness

  • Acidity

  • Tannin

  • Alcohol

  • Body

  • Flavour intensity

  • Flavour characteristics

  • Other observations

  • Length