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The Language of wine

The language of wine

The Language of wine

Una vacanza all’estero in programma? E se al ristorante devi scegliere un vino?

Ecco un mini-glossario per fare bella figura e sentirti un esperto sommelier anche in inglese.

AROMA

The smell of a wine, especially young wines

BIG

Powerful in aroma and flavour; fullbodied

CRISP

Fresh, brisk character, usually with high acidity

DELICATE

Light fragrance, flavour and body

FINE

Distinguished

GRAFTING

The processo of growing a cutting of Vitis vinifera on American or hybrid pyil loxera-resistant rootstock

HARD

Stiff, with pronounced tannis; Undeveloped

MELLOW

Smooth and soft, with no harshness

NOBLE ROT

A fungal infection caused by Botrytis cinerea

OENOLOGY

The science of winemaking

PETILLANT

A light sparkle

RICH

Full, opulent flovour sometimes associated with oak aging

VELVETY

Smooth and rich in texture

WOODY

Excessive aromas of wood, common to wines aged overlong in cask or barrel