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Type: Journal article
Title: Consumer perspectives of wine typicity and impact of region information on the sensory perception of Cabernet Sauvignon wines
Author: Souza Gonzaga, L.
Bastian, S.E.P.
Capone, D.L.
Danner, L.
Jeffery, D.W.
Citation: Food Research International, 2022; 152
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2022
ISSN: 0963-9969
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Lira Souza Gonzaga, Susan E.P. Bastian, Dimitra L. Capone, Lukas Danner, David W. Jeffery
Abstract: Region of origin is used in marketing of wine and by consumers as a wine quality indicator. To better understand wine consumers’ purchase decisions, sensory perception, and wine liking in connection with wine provenance, this study used regular wine consumers (n = 112) to evaluate two Cabernet Sauvignon wines from each of four wine producing regions through hedonic rating and rate-all-that-apply (RATA) testing in conjunction with preand post-tasting questionnaires. The majority of consumers rated the region of origin stated on the label as important for purchase intent and for deciding the price they were willing to pay for a wine. The questionnaire also revealed that consumers were familiar with the wine typicity concept, but seemed to consider it only as an extrinsic characteristic rather than an intrinsic aspect of the wine. By randomly dividing the consumers into two groups (n = 56 each), one having information on the origin of samples and the other tasting without such knowledge, it was demonstrated that origin information had a positive impact on hedonic scores. Sensory profiling revealed that origin information did not impact the sample sensory characterisation, and liking for both groups was related to ‘full body’, ‘jammy’, and ‘dark fruits’ attributes. Some regional profile features were apparent for the samples, such as ‘minty’ for Coonawarra and savoury attributes for Bordeaux. Overall, this work highlighted that consumers could differentiate wines from distinct regions on the basis of sensory characteristics.
Keywords: Typicality; Regionality; Rate-all-that-apply; Hedonics; Consumer behavior
Description: Available online 20 September 2021
Rights: © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2021.110719
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