Les Couleurs du Vin
Learn the Secrets behind the Colours of Burgundy Wine
The colour of wine catches our eye. A varied palette of hues ebbing from bold and intense to delicate and opaque. The first glimpse invites us to pick up the glass and discover.
Formal wine tastings always start with the visual. This extensive analysis of a wine’s colour, or robe, may seem no more than theatrical poetics and paint charts. Yet, in reality this inspection goes beyond the aesthetics of red, white, or rosé. The colour, its intensity, and clarity are all invaluable tools to help recognise the grape variety, tannic structure, body, texture, region, vintage, and life-span of a wine even before the first sip. Therefore, it is important to uncover what affects a wine’s colour, so as to know what to look out for in your next glass.