astringent

Lemma

astringent

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

The "puckerish" quality of high tannin content, which has the effect of drying out the mouth. Many young red wines are astringent because of tannin. 1

Nota

Fining agents are used during winemaking to remove tannins, reduce astringency and remove microscopic particles that could cloud the wines. The winemakers decide on which fining agents are used and these may vary from product to product and even batch to batch (usually depending on the grapes of that particular year). 2

Contesto

Astringent is a tasting term used to describe a wine that makes your mouth feel dry and puckery, as if you’re sipping absurdly strong tea. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ə’strin ds ənt] AM [ə-strĭn'jənt] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Acerbic 5
Puckering 6

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1540s, from L. astringentum (nom. astringens), prp. of astringere "to bind fast, tighten, contract," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). As a noun from 1620s. 7

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

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

Data della scheda
Tue Jun 3 00:00:00 2008
Autore

Matteo Princi rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://flbenterprises.com/winedescriptions.html», (12/10/2011)

2 : «http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winemaking», (12/10/2011)

3 : «www.fisar.com/download/glos_eng.pdf», (26/04/2008)

4 : Ragazzini G., Il Ragazzini 2006, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2005, quarta, 1356

5 : «http://www.synonym.com/synonyms/astringent/», (12/10/2011)

6 : «http://dictionary.sensagent.com/astringent/en-en/», (12/10/2011)

7 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=astringent&allowed_in_frame=0», (12/10/2011)

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