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Sediment occurring during winemaking or bottle aging.


Streaks that run down the inside of a glass after wine has been swirled in it; as a rule, the heavier they are, the heavier-bodied the wine.

Principal sugar in grapes; a form of fructose.

Deposits of sediment that accumulate in a container of new wine as solids seperate from the solution.

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Delicate, gentle, light-bodied.

Liquer de Tirage:
Sweet solution composed of wine, sugar and yeast, generally added to sparkling wines after first fermentation to stimulate second fermentation; frequently described simply as tirage.

Sweet, rich, heavy-bodied - usually applied to fortified wines.

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