colour

Lemma

colour

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

A key determinant of a wine’s age and quality; white wines grow darker in colour as they age while red wines turn brownish orange.1

Nota

The color of a wine can range from clear to pink to golden to brown and from pale red to garnet to purple. The difference between the two categories of colours, red and white, is based on what happens in the wine making process. The spectrum of colors beyond that basic pair has to do with the quality and the age of the wine.
The color of a wine is not based on the color of the grape; instead, it depends on how long the skins were kept on during the fermentation process, if at all.
[…]
The colour of a wine can help determine the quality and age of the wine. A pale or orange-red wine colour may indicate that the red wine is old and has lost most of its tannin. A deep red colour suggests a bold, full-bodied flavor. A brownish white colour implies that the white wine has been aged. A clear white wine signals freshness and a golden-coloured white wine denotes sweetness.2

Contesto

Wine color is typically described as one of three hues: red, white or rosé.3

Trascrizione fonetica

['kʌlə]4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Color (AmE)

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Chiefly British English spelling of color, “skin color, complexion”, from Old French color “color, complexion, appearance”, from Latin color “color of the skin; color in general, hue; appearance”, from Old Latin colos, originally a covering (akin to celare “to hide, conceal”), from PIE root *kel- “to cover, conceal”.5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Wed Dec 4 13:27:24 2013
Autore

Valentina Moncalvo

Fonti

1 : «raquo;, www.winemag.com, 28/10/2013,

2 : «raquo;, www.logabottle.com, 28/10/2013,

3 : «raquo;, www.thebarrelroom.com, 28/10/2013,

4 : 4. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, page 255

5 : «raquo;, www.etymonline.com, 28/10/2013,

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