racking

Lemma

racking

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Process that involves transfer of wine from one container, such as a barrel, to another. 1

Nota

[Racking essentially consists in] decanting on a grand scale by moving a wine from barrel to barrel. The purpose of racking is to rid the wine of sediment by leaving it behind in the first barrel, resulting in a partial clarification of the wine. It requires more labour, but racking is less disturbing to the wine than filtration. 2

Contesto

[...] This sediment is easily disturbed during racking and on that
account it is difficult to draw off the new wine close to the lees. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/ˈræk.ɪŋ/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Formed by rack + ing, to pour off liquor, to subject it to a fermenting process. Minsheu (1627) speaks of “rackt wines”. Perhaps from French “vin raqué”, meaning “wine squeezed from the dregs of the grapes”. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

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

Data della scheda
Wed Nov 26 10:39:53 2014
Autore

Rebagliati Giorgia

Fonti

1 : http://www.epicurus.com/Glossary/racking-2/43111 (02/07/2014)

2 : http://www.epicurus.com/Glossary/racking/43112 (02/07/2014)

3 : Panda H., The complete book on wine production, Niir Project Consultancy Services, India, 2011, p.130-131; http://books.google.it/books?id=0eY9AQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=it&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=snippet&q=this%20sediment%20is%20easly%20disturbed&f=false (16/07/2014)

4 : http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/racking?q=racking (18/07/2014)

5 : Skeat Walter W., The concise dictionary of English etymology Wordsworth Editions, Hertfordshire, 1993, p. 388. http://books.google.it/books?id=aDhGlKL3h00C&printsec=frontcover&hl=it&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=rack&f=false

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