Every sparkling wine is characterised by a particular interaction between fragrance and flavouring, which is called the “bouquet”. The French speakers among us know that: This translates to “bunch of flowers” – a very fitting comparison, as is shown. Because, during the production of sparkling wine a special overall aroma slowly develops, which – like a colourful bunch of flowers – is made up of very different components. The bouquet varies depending on the variety of grape, the growing area, the climate and the vintage. Those of us who are blessed with particularly delicate taste buds will actually be able to taste various flavours such as nuts, flowers, citrus fruits, berries, spices or wood.