demi-sec

Lemma

demi-sec

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

Adj.

Definizione

The French term denoting "semi-dry" and indicating a wine as neither dry nor sweet, but closer to dry than sweet. 1

Nota

Demi-sec, French term meaning medium dry. […] In practice the term is used particularly for Chenin blanc wines in the Anjou, Saumur, and Touraine as well as for some sparkling wines. 2

Although usually reserved for sparkling wines, it is gaining frequent use describing still wines. […] 3

Contesto

A wine is usually perceived as demi-sec when its specific gravity is in the range of 1.000 to 1.003. 4

Trascrizione fonetica

[de-mi-ˈsek] 5

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Semi-dry. 6

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

prefix meaning "half, half-sized, partial," early 15c., from O.Fr. demi "half" (12c.), from L.L. dimedius, from L. dimidius "half, one-half," which contains the elements dis- "apart" (see dis-) + medius "middle". 7

Sec: from Old French, from Latin siccus. 8

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università di Genova – Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere - Corso di laurea in Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 2006
Autore

Anna Schiavone rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : Wehmeier S., Oxford wordpower dictionary, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1993.

2 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to Wine, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.

3 : «http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/glossary.asp», (14/03/2006)

4 : «http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/glossary.asp», (14/03/2006)

5 : «http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demi-?show=6&t=1320308470», (03/11/2011)

6 : «http://www.zimbio.com/California+Wines/articles/ZqwvzvW7978/Mumm+Napa+Valley+NV+Demi+Sec», (03/11/2011)

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

8 : «http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sec--3?rskey=qc2BGP&result=4» (03/11/2011)

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