Tasty reads

The wine-tasting: touch

January 9, 2013

Taste is the more “real”sense; in wine-testing, it’s the mouth that touches, the tongue on which the wine leaves different sensations: smooth or wrinkled, dry or sweet, sharp or velvety, soft or hard; tactive values that wine has. Wine becomes a body, with its structure and its flesh, thin or fat, light or heavy, a silky or velvety cloth, a compact or empty figure, round or hard, a soft thing, thin, sometimes hot; in short, a touchable object.

Texts from “Barolo as I feel it” by M. Martinelli (ed. Sagittario 1993)