Tastevin, “Tâtevin”, “Tassée” or “Tasse à déguster”
The Tastevin is a traditionnal item born of the world of grapevines and wine. It is the symbol of wine lovers.
With its very specific shape, a slightly convex base and a traditionnaly ornamented edge featuring tears (grooves) and balls (cupula), the Tastevin facilitates the appreciation of the tasted wine robe.
To complete the experience, the Tastevins’ shape is adapted to different types of wine : flat bottom for white wine and convex bottom for red wine. Furthermore, the tears are useful to taste white wine, whereas the balls are essential to appreciate red wine.
Located on the outer edge of the Tastevin, the “poucette” (thumb pusher) allows stability and balance. Every wine maker owns a Tastevin adorned by his name on it.
A remarkable tool : Polished silver catches the light and bring to light the nuances of the wine robe. The reflective bottom is like a mirror. These unique caracteristics allow to easily estimate the age and state of conservation of the wine.