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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
FAT :
See SMOOTHNESS.
FEMININE :
Said of wines that are tender and light rather than high in tannins and robust.
FINESSE :
Quality of a wine that is delicate and elegant and well balanced, offering a velvety, soft structure and subtle aromas.
FINISH :
The perception of some aspects of wine (flavor and aromas) after it has left the palate. A long finish is an indication of the wine’s aromatic power.
FLAT :
Said of a wine that lacks both a bouquet and acidity.
FLESHINESS :
Sensation given by a wine that fills the palate with a round, rich texture.
FLESHY :
Said of a wine that is full on the palate, with a chewy consistency. (See CHEWEY)
FLORAL :
Said of a wine that has flowery aromas.
FOLLE BLANCHE :
A white grape variety that produces very fresh wines.
FRAGRANCE :
Synonym for odor, with an added hedonistic connotation.
FRANCEAGRIMER :
FranceAgriMer, the French National Institute for Agricultural and Seafood Products, created on 1 April 2009, is responsible for managing the industrial agriculture, breeding, fisheries, aquaculture, wines, fruits and vegetables, horticulture, and perfume, aromatic and medicanal plants industries. In terms of wine growing, it is France's public organization for decisionmaking in the wines sector. Its mission is to orient and regulate the French wine market within the European and worldwide framework.
FRESH :
Said of a wine that is slightly acidic, but not excessively so, and produces a fresh sensation that is sought-after for its thirst-quenching properties.
FRUITY :
Describes a wine with fruity aromas.
FULL-BODIED :
Said of a wine that has all of the qualities desired in a good wine and provides a sensation of fullness on the palate.
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