Thursday, March 20, 2008

Weekly Vocabulary

Jammy - The natural berrylike taste of the grape.

Late Harvest  - Produces grapes that are riper and sweeter. This makes sweet, dessert-style wines.

Leafy -Describes wines that smell like leaves and sometimes herbs. A hint of this can add to the complexity of the wine, however a strong whiff of it is unpleasant and vegetal.

Lees -A heavy sediment consisting of dead yeast cells and other solid matter such as grape pulp, seeds and other grape particles.

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