Rose scent and fine wine
It is not that winemakers can simply, like the big noses in the perfume world, combine all kinds of grapes to create the wine with the finest aromas. Because aromas in the bottle sometimes come from a grape blend or a single variety, but often also from the terroir, from the method of vinification and from the wine's wood aging or maturation, adding all kinds of aromas. Want to smell flowers in your glass? Three tips for fine floral aromas. - TEXT MARJOLEIN SCHUMAN
Floral and spicy. The scent of lavender is not only nice for bees and butterflies, but also has a calming effect on people - and it has been proven. From bath foam to fabric softener, perfume to detergent; lavender is in everything.
Uplifting, warm, sweet, sultry. Roses smell strong, but rose petals have a subtle sweetness when eaten. The rose shows up well in the grape gewürztraminer, a monument of German wine culture, which makes for fragrant, spicy, sometimes sweet wines.
From earthy to softly sweet. The aromatic power of the blue March violet is used in perfumes and is reminiscent of cool forest soil and nature. When eaten, violets also have a lettuce-like flavour.
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