brilliant

Lemma

brilliant

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

Describes the appearance of very clear wines with absolutely no visible suspended or particulate matter. Not always a plus, as it can indicate a highly filtered wine. 1

Nota

A wine of absolute clarity. This is not important to most experienced tasters, since highly filtered wines will always be brilliant-yet the process of filtration can strip much of the flavor and character from a fine wine. Most of the finest wines available deposit sediment with aging.
2

Contesto

Common descriptors refer to the reflective quality of the wine; brilliant, clear, dull or cloudy for those wines with visible suspended particulates. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈbril-yənt] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

French brillant, present participle of briller, to shine, from Italian brillare, perhaps from brillo, beryl, from Latin bryllus. See beryl. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere per l'Impresa e il Turismo.

Data della scheda
Thu Dec 20 00:00:00 2001
Autore

Francesca Quaranta rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://www.cawineclub.com/Wine-Tasting-Terms», (17/10/2011)

2 : «http://www.napacabs.com/terminology.aspx», (17/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.winespectator.com/glossary», (13/10/2011)

4 : «http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brilliant?show=0&t=1318833898», (17/10/2011)

5 : «http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=brilliant», (01/12/2005)

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