skin

Lemma

skin

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Outer covering or husk of a grape (colour depending on the variety). 1

Nota

To produce a red wine, the dark skins of the grapes are left to ferment with the juice. As the yeast converts the sugar into alcohol, the pigment from the grape skins is released. By removing the skins a white wine is produced, so that even a black grape can produce a white wine. A rosé is created in the same manner as a red except the skins are removed earlier, and it becomes lighter in body as well as colour. 2

Contesto

The natural yeast, mainly airborne and found on the grape skins, reacts with the grape sugars when broken or crushed to produce alcohol (ethanol) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2). 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[skɪn] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

c.1200, "animal hide" (usually dressed and tanned), from O.N. skinn "animal hide," from P.Gmc. *skintha- (cf. O.H.G. scinten, Ger.schinden "to flay, skin;" Ger. dial. schind "skin of a fruit," Flem. schinde "bark"), from PIE *sken- "cut off" (cf. Bret. scant "scale of a fish," Ir. scainim "I tear, I burst"), from base *sek- "cut." (…) extended to fruits, vegetables, etc. late 14c. 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
Wed Sep 7 00:00:00 2005
Autore

Martina Bonasso, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : Dizionario del Vino Moët & Chandon, Bologna, Edagricole, 1996.

2 : «http://www.adhills.com.au/tourism/adhills/wineprocess/redwine.html», (23/02/2004)

3 : «http://www.wineonline.ie/winery/winemaking.htm», (18/01/2005)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/skin_1?q=skin», (03/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=skin&searchmode=none», (03/11/2011)

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