mistelle

Lemma

mistelle

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Product obtained by adding wine alcohol or spirit to fresh unfermented grape must. 1

Nota

Mistella is the Spanish term and mistelle the French for a mixture of grape juice and alcohol. The fermentation process is arrested by the addition of alcohol, leaving a sweet, stable, alcoholic liquid arguably less complex than an equivalent wine that owes its alcohol content to fermentation. It was the commercially vigorous and adaptable Dutch who developed this sort of drink, so much more stable over long journeys than wine. In Spain such usefully stable sweetening agents are used in blending wines such as Sherry and Malaga, but are also sometimes sold, like France's Pineau des Charentes, for drinking as aperitif. Other examples of wines that either comprise or may include mistelle are all those that qualify as Vin de Liqueur, some Vin Doux Naturel, Australia's Liqueur Muscat, and Liqueur Tokay.
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Contesto

Usually, the base wine is sweetened and fortified by adding a mistelle, a mixture of sweetened grape juice and alcohol. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [mɪˈstɛl], US [ˌmɪˈstɛl] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

< French mistelle (1903) < Spanish mistela (1822), probably < Italian mistella < misto mixed (a1375 < classical Latin mixtus, mixed) + -ella suffix. 5

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea per Traduttori e Interpreti.

Data della scheda
Mon Oct 20 00:00:00 2003
Autore

Chiara Vannelli

Fonti

1 : Foulon D., Dizionario del vino Moët & Chandon Internazionale, Bologna, Edizioni Agricole, 1996.

2 : Robinson J., The Oxford companion to Wine, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 625.

3 : «http://www.hfbexecutive.com/biol/march-april2007-vermouth.asp», (26/09/2007)

4 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/245865?redirectedFrom=mistelle#eid», (23/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/245865?redirectedFrom=mistelle#eid», (23/11/2011)

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