Sarah Heller MW is a wine expert, visual artist and Asia-Pacific’s youngest Master of Wine. In 2018, she began the Visual Tasting Note art series as an innovative way to describe the wine tasting experience. “As a Master of Wine and artist, I've always found a natural affinity between wine and visual art. Both can trigger sensations and emotions hard to communicate with words.”
Sarah’s visual tasting notes are digital collages in which both the body and structure (acids, tannins) of the wine as well as the aroma, color, and taste components come together harmoniously. The outline represents the "shape" of the wine. As we were intrigued by this unique and innovative perspective on describing wine, we have asked Sarah to taste and describe one of our wines monthly.
We kick off with the tasting note of the Domaine Clos de la Chappelle Pernand vergelesses Premier Cru Sous Frétille 2015, in which we find acacia, honey and butter biscuit on the nose followed by hazelnut, apricots and yellow apples. A large oily body with delicate lacy skin of acidity tightens into a focused, powdery close.
Every month, Sarah will taste one of our wines, which will also be our Wine of the Month, and create a visual tasting note for us. Stay tuned!