balance

Lemma

balance

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

In wine it refers to the interaction and harmony between two or more of the wine's constituents. 1

Nota

Denotes harmonious balance of wine elements – (ie: no individual part is dominant). Acid balances the sweetness; fruit balances against oak and tannin content; alcohol is balanced against acidity and flavour. Wine not in balance may be acidic, cloying, flat or harsh etc. 2

Contesto

One of the most desired traits in a wine is good balance, where the concentration of fruit, level of tannins, and acidity are in total harmony. Balanced wines are symmetrical and tend to age gracefully. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

ˈba-lən(t)s 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
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Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

From Old French balance, from Medieval Latin bilancia; from Late Latin bilanx, from Latin (libra) bilanx. 1570s, "be equal with," from balance (n.). Meaning "bring or keep in equilibrium" is from 1630s. 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
Thu Jan 23 21:45:32 2014
Autore

Fabio Beccari

Fonti

1 : 1. http://www.northwest-wine.com/Balance-in-Wine.php

2 : 2. http://www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org/blog/2009/06/10/top-ten-most-used-wine-terms/

3 : 3. http://www.erobertparker.com/info/glossary.asp

4 : 4. http://www.merriam-webster.com/

5 : 5. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php

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