short

Lemma

short

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

Term applied to a wine of which the taste fades rapidly from the mouth, having a retro-olfactory phase which is short in intensity or practically non existant. 1

Nota

The taste of an impeccably made, highly concentrated wine can linger for 30 to 60 seconds or more. Some of the greatest wines, especially the sweet ones, seem to hang around your palate until you stop them dead in their tracks with a piece of cheese. A short wine, conversely, is but a memory the moment you swallow it: a dud like this may have been made from dilute or underripe raw materials, or it may be a once-decent wine that was stripped of character and staying power by excessive filtration prior to bottling. 2

Contesto

Hogue 1999 Cabernet-Merlot Columbia Valley: [...] dry finish is slightly metallic, bitter, and, again, long on grip and short on flavor. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [ʃɔːt], US [ʃɔːrt] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Antonyms: long, lingering. 5

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

O.E. sceort, scort, probably from P.Gmc. *skurta- (cf. O.N. skorta "to be short of," skort "shortness;" O.H.G. scurz "short"), from PIE base *sker- "to cut," with notion of "something cut off" (cf. Skt. krdhuh "shortened, maimed, small;" L. curtus "short," cordus "late-born," originally "stunted in growth;" O.C.S. kratuku, Rus. korotkij "short;" Lith. skurstu "to be stunted," skardus "steep;" O.Ir. cert "small," M.Ir. corr "stunted, dwarfish"). 6

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
Sat Dec 20 00:00:00 2003
Autore

Francesca Quaranta, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : Moet & Chandon, Dizionario del Vino Moet & Chandon - Edagricole Internazionale, Bologna, Edizioni Agricole della Calderini, 1996, 6, 60

2 : «http://www.winophilia.com/2010/02/27/what-is-a-short-wine-and-how-did-it-get-that-way/», (03/11/2011)

3 : «http://www.winepros.org/tasting-notes/020218wash_cab.htm», (03/12/2005)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/short_1?q=short», (03/11/2011)

5 : «http://mjavineyards.com/wine-lexicon/», (03/11/2011)

6 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=short&searchmode=none», (03/12/2005)

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