May 2013 Issue of Wines & Vines

Mineral taste in wine, minerals in the vineyard...Are they connected?

by Alex Maltman, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Can wine taste of minerals? This idea has exploded onto the wine scene in just the past few years. It used to be that certain wines were described as being “steely,” “austere,” “lean” and the like, but suddenly “minerality” is the thing.
In contrast with other terms used to describe flavor perceptions, “minerality” is often accompani…

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