“Every wine has a story”…goes the saying. Well if that’s true then the story teller (or the wine maker) certainly assumes a central place in the wine experience. This also supports my belief that the winemaker’s personality is always reflected in the wine he makes.
I often try to read about the winemaker of the wine which I’m having and would correlate the personality of the winemaker with the type of wine he produces as under..
Serious winemaker – his wines should display perfectness in all aspects including balance of tannins, acidity, sugar, and alcohol etc. A text book precise wine.
Casual winemaker – his wines should be more of easy to drink – much dependent on the magic of the terroir and less on viticulture and vinification efforts.
Maverick winemaker– his wines would display an element of boldness and experimentation. Like maybe a wine with a blend of the crisp Sauvignon Blanc, the aromatic Viognier and the noble Gewurztraminer. The IGP regions which grant some flexibility in winemaking should be the maverick winemaker’s paradise.
Last but not the least and irrespective of above classes –
Sincere winemaker– his wines would reflect the sincerity, dedication and hard work in making of the wine which may be of any price range or the brand.
These are some wine musings. Views and own experiences are welcome. Cheers!