In a bottle of wine there is a lot of information to interpret. The wine label it is one of the most important parts; it is - along with the back label, the type of bottle, the capsule and the stopper - as the wine's registration number, its hallmark. In it, in addition to enjoying its design (distinctive and commercial brand), you can find out the most important elements of the wine in question: the grape / s, the producer or winery and the vintage.
- La grapeYou can immediately decide if it is the type of wine you want to drink.
- The producer/wine cellar/ winemaker, because some are very good and others not so good.
- El year of the harvest because some are better than others depending on the climatic circumstances suffered by the vineyard (in a restaurantFor example, I always verify that the vintage year they serve me is the one I ordered - it may be more expensive or not so good).
In addition to these 3 pieces of information, you will discover: its alcoholic strength, the volume contained, the identification and location of the winery, the bottling register, its designation of origin and the health and export records, being expressly prohibited that the label includes any data that is misleading.
According to the against label wine, is where the official seal of the Regulatory Council of the Denomination of Origin usually appears, a tasting note, service or pairing suggestions and the aging period of the wine: aging, reserve or grand reserve.
And is that reading a wine label can be as easy as reading the alphabet or as difficult as trying to decipher a foreign language, everything depends on who is the label and of where comes from. Unravel the mysteries of a bottle of wine before it is opened, reading its label, give to write a book, but we try to provide you with the most important keys.
New World labels tend towards the 'this is what it's all about' approach, with the grape variety or blend clearly labeled, the producer, where grapes and alcohol content were easily seen. In the wines of The old world They have a reputation for "masking" key information, but this is not the case at all. If you know what you are looking for, you can decipher the relevant tag information with very little effort. Instead of variety, the place is the main piece of information on the wine label - where is the wine from? The wines of Old World are wines with a very high investment in their terroir (terroir), not necessarily in the specific grape, so if you know the region, then you will also have the information of the possible grapes that made their way into the bottle.
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