reserve

Lemma

reserve

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Wines held back by the producer for special release of later release than the main proportion. 1

Nota

When the barrel aging process is finished and before the wine is blended back together, the winemaker usually will hold back-- or reserve-- the wine in those barrels that he or she believes is considerably higher in quality or in some way unique. This wine is then bottled separately with a special designation as a reserve wine to distinguish from the other wine of that same year. Winemakers will use such terms as "Reserve", "Vintner's Reserve", "Special Cask Bottling", and so forth to identify this wine. Unfortunately, there are no rules or laws governing this practice and some wineries call everything they make a reserve wine. Obviously, this can cause not only confusion, but the consumer might end up paying for the reserve designation but not getting anything particularly special in the bottle. 2

Contesto

Hand picking of grapes to be used in reserve wines is far more common than for other wines. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[rɪˈzɜ:v] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Reserve, noun – French reserve, from Middle French, backformation from réserver. Reserve, transitive verb – Middle English reserven, from Middle French réserver, from Latin reservāre, “to keep back, save up, reserve, from re- and servāre, “to save, deliver, preserve, protect”. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea per Traduttori e Interpreti.

Data della scheda
Mon Oct 20 00:00:00 2003
Autore

Chiara Vannelli, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

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

2 : «http://www.wineloverspage.com/oxford/reserve.shtml», (15/11/2011)

3 : «http://www.winemelee.com/what-is-reserve-wine», (15/11/2011)

4 : Klein E., A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Amsterdam, Elsevier Publishing Company, 1967.

5 : Jones D., English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991.

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