Wine Mouth Feel

General Wine Information   /   Mar 14th, 2018
LDV Winery works very hard not only on ensuring that our wines are well balanced and tasty, but that the mouth feel is luscious and soft. How do you define a wine’s mouth feel? Astringent, bitter, velvety, or sour are not tastes, but sensations in the mouth. 

LDV Winery institutes gentle treatment of our grapes and wines and extended aging to create a softness in the finished product. The result is balanced acidity and flavors with a pillowy or velvety feel when you drink LDV wines. When tasting wine, think about the following to discern the wine’s mouth feel. 

1.    What is the wine’s viscosity and how does it cling to the palate? 

2.    Does the wine have a long finish which makes it perfect to pair with foods? 

3.    Are there pleasant or unpleasant sensations apart from the flavors?

Enjoying wine should excite all your senses. Mouth feel is just one of the important components of truly enjoy a great glass of wine. See video, with LDV winemaker Curt Dunham discussing mouth feel