aftertaste

Lemma

aftertaste

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

A tasting term for the taste left on the palate after wine has been swallowed. 1

Nota

In wine tasting, the aftertaste of a wine, also known as its finish, is an important part of the evaluation of a vintage. After tasting a wine, a connoisseur or sommelier pauses to judge the aftertaste, one of many aspects of the wine he considers in determining its quality. The flavors and length of the aftertaste are particularly noted. The aftertaste of wine may be described as bitter, harsh, hot, lingering, long, persistent, rich, short, sweet, smooth, tannic, or even non-existent. 2

Contesto

Both character and length of the aftertaste are part of the total evaluation. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/ ˈɑːftəteɪst / 5

Sinonimi e Antonimi

afterimage 3

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

After: O.E. æfter "after, next, throughout, following in time, later," from O.E. of "off" (see apo-) + -ter, a comparative suffix.
Taste: c.1300, "act of tasting," from O.Fr. tast (Mod.Fr. tât), from taster (see taste (v.)). Meaning "faculty or sense by which flavor of a thing is discerned" is attested from late 14c. Meaning "savor, sapidity, flavor" is from late 14c. Sense of "aesthetic judgment" is first attested 1670s (cf. Fr. goût, Ger. geschmack, Rus. vkus, etc.).
4

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Fri Feb 3 10:09:36 2012
Autore

Bouchir Ouafaa

Fonti

1) www.allfoodbusiness.com/wine_savvy.php (27/01/2012);
2) http://www.wines.com/wiki/aftertaste (01/02/2012);
3)www.zebra.sc.edu/smell/wine_glossary.html#aftertaste (27/01/2012);
4) http://www.etymonline.com/ (01/02/2012).
5) http://www.wordreference.com/enit/aftertaste (01/02/2012).

Ritorna alla Barra di Navigazione