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5 conditions of a good wine

We reveal to you the 5 patterns common to a good wine on the planet. A secret of sommeliers very kept. Ideal to know about a wine.

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How to easily recognize a good wine?


The balance is the relationship between four essential elements of wine: sweetness, acidity, tannin and alcohol. A wine is balanced when none of them predominates over another. That is to say nothing stands out when you try it. Not an aggressive  tannin  , not an inadequate sweetness, nor an exaggerated acidity, nor an excessive alcoholic predominance.

The secret to knowing if any element desentona is to accompany the wine with food. The balanced wine perfectly accompanies most dishes.
In wine there is a play of strength: tannin and acidity are hardening elements. They make the wine harder in the mouth. While alcohol and  sugar  are softening elements.


Length is a term used to describe a wine along the entire palate. A wine of good length, or long, is the one that prints all its flavor on the tongue and oral cavity, it is intense. And its taste lasts after you swallow it.

A short wine is that produces a great impression at the beginning but quickly loses intensity.


We say that a wine has depth when it is not flat in the mouth and one-dimensional on the palate. But instead, it seems to have layers of flavor.

A flat wine can never be a great wine. It represents, graphically, the wine that “tastes nothing”, which reminds us more to drink water than to drink wine.

If the balance is the relationship between the main elements of the wine, the depth is its presence.


There's nothing wrong with a correct, simple and straightforward wine. But a wine that later keeps revealing different things about itself will be much more interesting. A complex wine continues to always discover a new impression or a new taste every drink, and these wines are considered to be of the best quality.


A wine with character is that, like people, reflects a personal characteristic, usually coming from the  terroir . A wine with character reflects its marked typicity for its varieties of grapes, by its regions, for its aromas, for its minerality...

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Publication Date: 24/06/2019

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