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Wine words

A concise dictionary of wine-related terms for enthusiasts and lovers of all things enological
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
DECANTING :
Pouring a wine from its bottle into a carafe to aerate it or remove its deposits. It can eliminate the bottle bouquet obtained after several years of aging or soften a young wine by smoothing out its tannins.
DELICATE :
Said of a wine that is light and dissolves on the palate.
DEPOSITS :
Sediments in wine, especially prevalent in older wines. These are generally removed by decanting before the wine is served (see DECANTING).
DISTINGUISHED :
Said of a wine that is unique, with typical expression.
DOUX :
Term used for wines with natural residual sugars, like a Vin Doux Naturel (Natural Sweet Wine).
DULL :
Said of a wine with slightly insufficient acidity.
DURAS :
Local red variety produced in southwestern France.
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