We often find a wine described as savoury and one can be forgiven for conjuring up images of salty crackers. What exactly does this term refer to? According to Winefolly, savouriness is the antithesis of frutiness in wine. The term helps to describe flavours in wine in the not sweet category and. The wine can still be fruity, but it will typically be on the tart/sour spectrum.
In a red wine one can look for descriptors including sour cherry, tobacco, tar, woodsmoke, green peppercorns or herbs. When it comes to white wines, look for terms like quince, almond, flint, mineral or apple skin.