barrique

Lemma

barrique

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

A barrel or small wooden cask used for ageing wine; it holds 225 litres which will produce 288 bottles of wine. 1

Nota

The most famous of the barrel types, Bordeaux’s relatively tall 225-l/59-gal wooden cask with thinnner staves than the Burgundian pièce and most other barrels. 2
Because barriques are small the surface area of the inside of the barrels is large relative to the volume of wine they contain, and they consequently have a profound influence on the wine. First of all, they stabilize the color of the wine, which tends to be a deeper, darker red. They also have a tremendous influence on the bouquet, adding notes of spice and vanilla (the latter from the toasting of the barrels), and other complexities as well. Finally, they influence the wine on the palate, adding nicely rounded tannins that make it fuller, adding complexity to the texture, and affecting the taste and finish. 3

Contesto

The use of new oak barriques has become a key issue in determining the style (and the quality) of the wine. 4

Trascrizione fonetica

[baʀik] 5

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Barrel 6

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

F.f. barrique cask f. Sp. barrica, rel. to BARREL. 7

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Traduzione tecnico-scientifica.

Data della scheda
Wed Jul 1 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Roberta Gramenzi rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : Durkan A., Cousins J., , Wine Appreciation, , Reading, Berkshire, Cox & Wyman Ltd., 1997, 1st edition, 174.

2 : Robinson, J.,, The Oxford Companion to WINE,, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, 1st edition, 101.

3 : «http://italianfood.about.com/library/weekly/aa042597.htm», (01/07/2009)

4 : Johnson H., Halliday J.,, The Vintner's Art, How Great Wines Are Made,, New York, Simon & Shuster, 1992, 1st edition, 165.

5 : Robert, P.,, Le Robert, Dictionnaire de la langue française,, Paris, Le Robert, 1989, 1st edition, 865.

6 : «http://www.chez.com/bibs/aglo.html», (04/12/2006)

7 : Hawkins J. M., Allen R.,, The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary,, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1991, 1st edition, 115.

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