vitis vinifera

Lemma

vitis vinifera

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The European species of vitis that is the vine most used for wine production, to which all the most familiar vine varieties belong. 1

Nota

Vitis vinifera is also called "Old World grape" since most production occurs in Europe and the other species are native to the New World. This species accounts for over 90% of world grape production. Most of the production is used to make wine, but it is also the primary species used for table (fresh eating) and raisin grape production. There are at least 5000 cultivars of Vinifera grapes grown worldwide, and some estimates put the number of known cultivars as high as 14,000. However, less than 100 make up the vast majority of production. Popular cultivars include 'Thompson Seedless' 'Cabernet Sauvignon', 'Merlot', 'Pinot Noir', 'Airen', 'Malbec', 'Chardonnay', 'Sauvignon Blanc', and 'Riesling'. 2

Contesto

Vitis vinifera is distinguished from other Vitis species by a range of general botanical features […]. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈvaitɪz vɪnɪˈfɜˑɹə] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

Vitis Latin "vine, tendril of a vine".
Vinifera is not a classical Latin word, but one made up by Linnaeus to denote ‘wine-grape bearing’. 5

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Wed Nov 2 18:27:00 2011
Autore

Valentina Melotti rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to Wine. Oxford, University Press, 1994, p. 1042.

2 : «http://fruit-crops.com/grape/»,(23/10/2011)

3 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to Wine. Oxford, University Press, 1994, p. 1042.

4 : Sandro Carnevali] «http://web.tiscali.it/san_car/indice.htm]Sandro Carnevali», (26/07/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=vitis&searchmode=none», (23/10/2011)

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