Herbaceousness in wine

A Guide to Wine Faults – Herbaceousness

Herbaceousness Green aromas (such as bell pepper, asparagus or generally vegetal aromas) in a wine can sometimes be mistaken for bad winemaking or harvesting the grapes too early. But most of the time it’s just a character in that particular grape i.e. Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Franc, and can’t really be considered a true wine fault.  In fact, “green” aromas have long been considered a staple of French wines (due to the colder climate and…

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