decanting

Lemma

decanting

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Drawing off from the lees without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers. 1

Nota

A method by which cellar-aged bottled wine is poured slowly and carefully into a second vessel, usually a glass decanter, in order to leave any sediment in the original bottle before serving. Almost always a treatment confined to red wines. The traditional method uses a candle flame as the light for illuminating the neck of the bottle while the wine is passing by. The low intensity of the light is ideal for viewing since it does not strain the eyes. Care must be taken not to allow the flame to heat the wine while performing this ritual. 2

Contesto

Decanting is most often done within 1 hour of serving, and usually for old wines only. Bottled wine rarely throws a sediment until well aged and young wines therefore do not need to be decanted. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[dɪˈkæntɪŋ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1633, from Fr. decanter, from M.L. decanthare, from canthus "corner, lip of a jug," from Gk. kanthos "corner of the eye,". Decanter is 1712. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Fri Jul 1 00:00:00 2005
Autore

Loredana Antinucci rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://iate.europa.eu/iatediff/FindTermsByLilId.do?lilId=1254059&langId=en», (27/10/2011)

2 : «http://zebra.sc.edu/smell/wine_glossary.html», (27/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.edenwines.co.uk/Glossary_d.html», (27/10/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/decant?q=decanting#decant__3», (27/10/2011)

5 : Weekly E., Etymologycal Dictionary of Modern English, Dover Publications, 1967.

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