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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marqués de Riscal: Incorporating the 5 senses

Gehry´s architectonic masterpiece appears to be a metallic scarf flowing frozen in motion in the strong winds of Elciego.  Waking up to this and the vineyards doused in the morning sun is like going into another dream world that seems too surreal to be grasped as reality.

From the vineyard to the technological process to the barrels and finally the tasting of the wine in the Aula Marqués de Riscal, I couldn´t be more happy to say that here at Marqués de Riscal, things are not done by stepping away from the norm, but rather climbing a whole ladder of innovation to truly take the history and knowledge of wine to a whole other level.  Today´s morning adventure was led by the director of the Aula Marqués de Riscal, Rafael Ruiz Isla.  

The Aula Marqués de Riscal is a course designed a la carte to teach professionals in the wine world to go deeper into the judging of what really is a fine wine. I tasted 4 different wines, each with a distint flavor. Here we were led by the expertise of Señor Ruiz. I am definitely not a connoisseur , nor am I of the age yet to be critical of what a good bottle of wine is and what is not, but today if there is one thing I have learned about wine is that it is not just the taste that must be judged but also...

The sight:

The smell:
-quality of the aroma
-characteristics: floral, fruity, spicy, bitter

The consistency:
-at the right temperature


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