topping up

Lemma

topping up

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

noun phrase

Definizione

The operation of refilling any sort of wooden container to replace wine lost through evaporation. 1

Nota

Microscopic spaces between the staves and the heads and around the bung hole allow a minute amount of evaporation. Over time, which ranges from a few months to several years, liquid evaporates through the various gaps in the barrel, to be replaced by air. […] While the ‘micro-oxygenation’ that barrels add is beneficial, too much will often yield an oxidized wine, so winemakers routinely top up the barrels with the same (or similar) wine kept in reserve. 2

Contesto

Once the must has reached dryness (at least 0.5 degrees Brix or 0.998 SG), rack the wine off the sediment into a sanitized one-gallon jug, topping up with dry white wine of a similar style. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈtɒpɪŋ ʌp] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

From “Top” "highest point," O.E. top "summit, crest, tuft," from P.Gmc. *tuppaz (cf. O.N. toppr "tuft of hair," O.Fris. top "tuft," O.Du. topp, Du. top, O.H.G. zopf "end, tip, tuft of hair," Ger. Zopf "tuft of hair").
and from suffix “-ing” from O.E. -ing, -ung, from P.Gmc. *unga (cf. O.N. -ing, Du. -ing, Ger. -ung). 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
Tue Feb 8 00:00:00 2028
Autore

Floriana Straffi, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : J. Robinson, The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, I, p. 975.

2 : «http://thefrugaloenophile.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html», (17/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.winemakermag.com/new/fresh», (17/10/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org», (17/10/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=topping&searchmode=none», (21/01/2008)

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