What are Lees?

Yesterday I wrote up a wine tasting about a white wine that had been aged on lees. Now I quite like ‘sur lies’ wines as they often have a nice yeasty taste (think bread dough or toast) and a heavier texture, which works for me. However it’s not to everyone tastes and if you prefer crisp dry lighter whites then lees ageing May not be your thing.

Either way it’s always good to know what these things mean so here’s a really good article from thekitchn.com on the basics of Lees Ageing.

Click on the image to open the full article

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.