On wine labels we can find angels, beautiful Argentinean or Italian mountains; stories are hidden in them that steal our hearts, and you know what’s best, these labels can help you find the wine you’re looking for in your favorite store. Will that wine you bring home today conquer your senses? Learn how to decipher its label – join us!
Wine labels have never been so easy to understand.
For the world of wine to work, it is necessary to have certain regulations that take care of us as consumers. These protect from the process of creation to the way wine is presented to us and reaches our hands; that is, for wine labels, there are also rules!
Yes, just as you heard and they can be different between countries or even between regions, so we are not going to find the same information in a Spanish wine and an Argentine wine.
Here’s some of the information you’ll find!
Let’s discover together the segments that make up a label, you’ll see that every detail is important and learning to decipher them you’ll be able to choose the wine that suits your tastes and needs.
Brand or name of the wine:
These are easy to recognize, they are the names that normally always stand out on the label; it could be in a romantic typography like that of Lambrusco Cleto Chiarli wines or something more elegant like those of Vetus wineries. The important thing is that in their personalized designs that transmit us the spirit of the brand, they also give us two key clues; who is the creator and the name of the wine we have in our hands.
When choosing your wine if the brand name is well known, it can tell you about its good quality and if you don’t recognize it, it can be a good opportunity to learn something new.
A denomination of origin or D.O. :
This is the name of the natural space that has given life to our wine. In the wines of the old world (the Europeans) it is very frequent to find it on the label, do you hear names like Rioja or Emilia Romagna, this is because they are wine regions that for many years have dazzled the palates of the whole world and have become something like a seal of quality.
The vine is the type of grape your wine is made from, some of the best known in our country are: Lambrusco pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet sauvignon blanc, merlot, malbec and carmenère.
The vine can tell you a lot about the characteristics of your wine; for example, the pinot noir takes the first place as the white of the red grapes to give life to very soft red wines, on the other hand, the lambrusco always falls in love with its freshness and its magical bubbles.