Variety character or variety typicity means the totality of all the odor, taste and color characteristics that are typical for a particular wine vine are. For old wines, this is increasingly blurred. For certain varieties this is Aroma (Primary aroma) is particularly characteristic. These are, for example, all varieties of muscatel ( nutmeg = grape) or Traminer ( roses, Spices). Although the second group has a subtle, but also characteristic smell like for example Cabernet Sauvignon (Currant or Cassis ) Müller-Thurgau (Nutmeg), Riesling (Peaches, apricots) and Sauvignon Blanc (Grass). Some varieties are due to certain flavorings when bouquet places designated.
The third group has only a weak varietal aroma, as in the varieties Blue Portuguese. Chardonnay. Pinot Blanc. Sémillon and Sylvaner true. By Barrique or use botrytisierter Grapes lost the varietal taste of the wine or is superimposed by wood or honey notes. In order to get the properties, already at the fermentation be taken into account. Advantageously, a cooled fermentation effect around 15 ° Celsius, as well as an expansion in the steel tank. However, the characteristic quality of a wine goes far beyond the variety typicity due to other factors. See under typicality, as well as a list of varietal specific keywords grapevine,