The taster, besides membership of the national directory, in order to take part in a organoleptic test, must be in condition to do so on the date and time previously disposed in the communication transmitted by the panel head, making sure of the following adherence:
a) abstention from smoking at least 30 minutes before the fixed time;
b) no use of a scent, cosmetic or soap whose smell persists at the moment of the test. For washing hands a non-perfumed or little perfumed soap must be used and they have to be rinsed and dried every time in order to eliminate any smell;
c) no ingested food at least an hour before the tasting;
d) if there are conditions of physiological inferiority, such that compromise the sense of smell or taste, or an altered psychological condition, communication must be given to the panel head, who it arranges the exoneration from the job taking into account the possible variation from the average values of the rest of the panel.
The tasters of Castel del Chianti Spa are opportunely trained for organoleptic appraisal.
At the tastings between 8 and 12 tasters are present and the organoleptic appraisals are executed as the COI procedure. The foreseen frequency is least 3 per month, and every annual are carried out 2 or 3 ring tests besides that national one foreseen by the