The bouquet or bouquet , the smell of a wine in the glass, is a criterion when assessing quality. The word bouquet comes from French and means bouquet of flowers . In general, it is used to describe a pleasant scent.
Similar to a mixed bouquet of flowers, the wine develops a whole from the individual aromas (see also the article Aromas in Wine ) of the grapes used during its maturation . There is no agreement as to when to speak of individual aromas and when to speak of bouquet.
The bouquet of the developed wine is very different depending on the grape variety and growing area . The vintage also plays an important role.
- Jancis Robinson : The Oxford Wine Lexicon . Hallwag, Gräfe and Unzer, Munich 2006, ISBN 978-3-8338-0691-9 .