mellow

Lemma

mellow

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

A wine which is rich in sugar, glycerol and pectic matter, without excessive sweetness although unctuous and slightly viscous on the palate. 1

Nota

Mellow describes a wine having minimal tannins for a smooth flavor and mouthfeel with no harshness. It generally refers to a mature wine that has soft tannins and good balance. 2

Contesto

[...] [Grape] used for making full-bodied fruity, mellow red wines best served chilled and considered good value in better vintage years. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [ˈmɛləʊ], US [ˈmɛloʊ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

mid-15c., melwe "soft, sweet, juicy" (of ripe fruit), perhaps related to melowe, variant of mele "ground grain". 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Sun Sep 20 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Federica Morino, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : Dizionario del vino Moët & Chandon, Bologna, Edagricole, 1996, p. 81/English.

2 : DA «http://www.chowbaby.com/10_2000/glossary/glossary.asp?synchpage=11&Z=573805092», (24/11/2011)
«http://www.aromadictionary.com/articles/wineglossary_m-z_article.html», (24/11/2011)
«http://www.winedirectonline.co.za/index.asp?pgid=14», (24/11/2011)

3 : «http://www.ebacchus.com/index.php?module=subjects&func=viewpage&pageid=11», (02/05/2009)

4 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/116200?rskey=xysxI0&result=4&isAdvanced=false#eid», (24/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=mellow&searchmode=none», (24/11/2011)

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