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WINE LOVERS GLOSSARY
There are many different terms and words used
relating to wine and wine production, the following is a glossary of some of
these. For ease of access I have created different pages for the
various letters of the
Sharpness of a wine
Racking of the
Stage in the wine-making
process which consists of eliminating, just before fermentation, the deposit from the must
of a wine made from "white" grapes.
Association of grape
varieties authorized or recommended on a plot of land.
The degree to which a
wine is well-rounded and rich.
Sorbic acid :
Acid used as anti-septic and
anti-oxidizing agent. Particularly used in sweet white wines with the purpose of avoiding
the risks of secondary refermentation.
Wine which has turned
into vinegar or which is in the process of doing so due to an excessive acidity.
Pieces of wood made out
of planks of oak split by hand and dried naturally; they are used to make the casks.
Sweet wine with more
than 17g of residual sugar
Wine whose taste is
similar to that of vinegar.
Tartaric acid :
Acid of which the
quantity in the wine diminishes if the Summer is very hot. It is sometimes necessary to
add must to increase the level of acidity in a dull wine.
Silver cup which is used
for wine tasting, especially in Bourgogne
Said of a wine that has
lost all of its qualities either at the time it was bottled or during transport.
Person who devoted to growing vines and
Yeast addition :
An operation which
consists of seeding the yeast strains (which are carefully selected according to the
vinification one wants to obtain ) with the must.
Yeast batch :
which encourage alcoholic fermentation; these yeast batches are "indigenous"
In Spain, this powder
which is rich in gypsum is used for the settling of certain wines
A wine which is not yet
mature and needs to be left to age.
Ukranean wine which is
concentrated and rich in alcohol drawn from the saperavi
Israeli vine grown on
the slopes of Mount Carmel.
Vine which is the origin
of Macedonian white wines
Very mountainous region
in the north of Greece, which produces a wine which merits attention
Click the relevant letter below for
other terms and words
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