About Le Nez du Vin
We all have our own private scent memories. There is nothing like a whiff of a certain smell to whisk you back to childhood; there you are once again, standing in your grandmothers garden in the spring. It brings it all back - the scent sets the film of your life rolling again.
Le Nez du Vin (The Nose of Wine) helps you to train your olfactory memory to detect and recognize different aromas in wine by developing your scent memory. We all have a sensitive sense of smell that can be trained to detect aromas in wine and to store these in our scent memory. The pleasure of drinking a good wine is heightened when we can appreciate different styles, and decipher the varietal definition and complexity.
Can you identify the scent of leather, musk or truffle in a wine? What are the typical aromas of viognior, pinot noir or sangiovese wines? By using and practising with Le Nez du Vin, you can learn to recognise the individual aromas of grape varieties, wine styles, regions, winemaking techniques, and even vintages.
The aromas are remarkably realistic, distinctive and persistent and come in a compact screw cap phial. The scents can be used over and over again, making these very cost effective. The essences are closely related to the molecular composition of wine. Simply select a phial at random, sniff it, try to guess which group the scent belongs to - fruity, floral, vegetal, spicy, woody, earthy, micro-biological, savoury, nutty or animal - and then try putting a name to it. All sets come with a comprehensive explanatory booklet and illustrated cards. Proficiency is just around the corner. To your aroma phials, and may the best nose win!
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Burgundy cloth bound book box containing 54 major aromas found in sparkling, white, red, dessert and fortified wines.
Size 280mm x 50mm x 360mm
Burgundy cloth bound book box containing 12 major aromas found in red wine.
Size 135mm x 195mm x 30mm
Gold cloth bound book box containing 12 major aromas found in white wine.
Size 135mm x 195mm x 30mm
Red + Whites Duo Set
This intermediate set combines the aromas presented in the Red Wine and the White Wine Kit into one 24 aroma kit.. These 24 aromas/reference molecules are directly linked to the molecular composition of red and white wine (including Champagne). They enable the 24 most common aromas found in red and White wine to be memorized and identified. Memorizing these aromas provides an accurate and coherent vocabulary to further stimulate our appreciation of fine wines.
Two beautifully illustrated manuals accompany the kit covering the Le Nez du Vin instruction method, as well as a detailed description of each aroma, its corresponding molecule and a listing of wines in which they can be found.
Size 300mm x 235mm x 45mm
Faults in Wine
This set contains 12 reference odours to help you recognise and identify the phenomena that can contaminate wine. The reference aromas in the phials are directly linked to the molecular composition of faulty wines. What constitutes a wine fault? A major contaminant is the usual cause, but faults can appear at any stage of the winemaking process. Each odour comes in a compact screw cap glass phial. Preparation time is reduced to a minimum - simply screw the cap off. The odours can be used over and over again. The set comes with a comprehensive booklet explaining the major faults in wine; how these can be recognised; how these occur; and how and when these can be eradicated or their effects lessened.
Size 135mm x 195mm x 30mm Weight 500gms
An essential guide to recognising and understanding the influence of oak on wine.
This kit warrants a special mention, and contains 12 major aromas that oak imparts to wine and a comprehensive booklet outlining how oak impacts on wine, the various stages that wine undergoes as it matures in oak barrels, and how the skill of a cooper influences the wine.
Contents include detailed pictures of species of oak, barrel making, oak grain, and maturation in oak. Oak wood is the only truly remarkable wood for keeping and ageing wine thanks to its inherent properties such as the quality of its tannin and fine aromas. It can be shaped and it is porous and permeable which favours gradual oxidation.
What will I learn? - How to recognise, assess and describe the aromas that new oak contributes to wine - Understand the differences between the various species of oak used for barrel making - The contribution oak makes to a wines development - Why oak is the most appropriate wood for maturing wine and spirits - The synergy between winemaker and cooper - The barrel-making process step by step, the coopers art, the interaction between oak and wine and the importance of the barrel toasting process - Define the difference between barrels made of French and American oak - How to differentiate between the oaky aromas naturally present in the woods and those engendered by the barrel toasting process.
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