press wine

Lemma

press wine

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

c.n.

Definizione

Dark red wine squeezed from pomace (grape skins, stem fragments, pulp, and dead yeat) by means of a wine press.

Nota

Press wine is generally inferior in quality to free-run wine, and much more astringent, although some presses are capable of exerting pressure in controlled stages so that the product of the first, gentle pressing is very close to free-run in quality. Continuous screw presses in particular often exert such pressure that the product is excessively bitter and astringent. A certain proportion of press wine may be incorporated into the free-run wine, especially if it lacks tannin. […]
All white wine except for the free-run juice is effectively press wine, although its quality and characteristics are shaped considerably by how gently the with grapes were pressed.

Contesto

The press wine is blended with the free run wine at the winemaker's discretion. The wine is kept warm and the remaining sugars are converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Trascrizione fonetica

[‘sɛkǝnd ‘prɛs:iŋ]

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Press: meaning "device for pressing cloth" is from late 14c., as is also the sense "device to squeeze juice from grapes, oil from olives, cider from apples, etc.," from Middle French presse.

Etichetta di paese
ND
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 Dec 11 21:48:09 2014
Autore

Angelica Zagni

Fonti

1. Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994, p. 759.
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winemaking (19/11/2014);
3. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=press&searchmode=none (19/11/2014);
4. http://foundintuscany.blogspot.it/2010/10/pressing-matters.html (10/12/2014).

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