Contents of Master Kit:
Each aroma vial comes with an illustrated explanatory card that includes an abbreviated aroma description. The Le Nez du Vin Instructional Book explains why the taste of wine depends on its aromas and teaches three different methods of initiation:
1. From the vineyards to the aromas
2. From grape varieties to aromas
3. From aromas to wine
The book precisely details each aroma, why it occurs in wine, its corresponding molecule, as well as, an extensive listing of the regions and specific wines in which it is found.
Example: Some of the aromas generally found in the Nebbiolo variety available in the kit are:
- Raspberry (#13)
- Redcurrant (#14)
- Bilberry; similar to blueberry (#16)
- Cherry (#18)
- Rose (#28)
- Violet (#29)
- Truffle (32)
- Pepper (#43)
- Chocolate (#52)
- Smoke (#54)
The following varieties aromas are referenced in the book: Albarino, Blaufrankisch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Chenin, Cot (Malbec), Furmint, Gamay, Gewurstraminer, Grasa, Grenache, Marsanne, Menica, Merlot, Mourvedre, Muscadet, Muscat, Nebbiolo, Nero d'Avola, Palomino, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Petite Arvine, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Rousanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Touriga, Viognier and Zinfandel.
The book also features regional aroma characteristics from all the major wine-producing regions of the world.
- 54 Aroma Vials
- 54 Illustrated Explanatory Cards
- The Le Nez du Vin Instructional Book
- Presented In A Beautiful Cloth-Bound Case
A TOOL AND A GAME FOR EVERYONE
Smell the aromas, try to identify them, and let yourself and your friends be drawn into the pleasure of the game. You will soon find that Le Nez du Vin has effortlessly developed your sense of smell and empowered you with a common vocabulary to describe, understand and better enjoy wine.
The 54 Masterkit aromas: FRUITY NOTES: lemon, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, banana, lychee, melon, muscat, apple, pear, quince, strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant, bilberry, blackberry, cherry, apricot, peach, almond (kernel), prune, walnut.
FLORAL NOTES: hawthorn, acacia, linden, honey, rose, violet.
VEGETAL NOTES: green pepper, mushroom, truffle, wine lees, cedar, pine, licorice, blackcurrant bud, cut hay, thyme, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, pepper, saffron.
ANIMAL NOTES: leather, musk, butter.
TOASTY NOTES: toast, roasted almond, roasted hazelnut, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, smoky note.
Made in France. The aromas are guaranteed five years. They can last ten years if kept in good condition.