aeration

Lemma

aeration

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

To expose wine to air in preparation for drinking it, usually with the intention of allowing off-odors to escape from an older wine, or softening the harshness of a younger wine. 1

Nota

Many red wines but only a few white wine – and some dessert wines – can benefit from aeration. Most white wines can be consumed upon pouring, unless they’re too cold, […].
Young red wines, especially those that are high in tannin – such as Cabernet Sauvignons, many red Zinfandels, Bordeaux, many wines from the Rhône Valley, and many Italian wines – actually taste better with aeration because their tannins soften and the wine becomes less harsh.
The younger and more tannic the wine is, the more time it needs to breathe. As a general rule, most tannic, young red wines soften up with one hour of aeration. A glaring exception to the one-hour rule would be many young Barolos or Barbarescos (red wines from Piedmont, Italy, […]); these wines are frequently so tannic that they can practically stand up by themselves without a decanter. They often can benefit from three or four hours of aeration. 2

Contesto

Perhaps there's still a slightly harsh edge to the acidity - which is not unlike many 1996's today - but this certainly improved with aeration. Still a young and very classy wine, reminds me of a very good premier cru Savigny. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[eəˡreɪʃɵn] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

airing 5

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1570s, from Fr. aération, from aérer (v.), from L. aer 6

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Sun Apr 10 00:00:00 2005
Autore

Arianna Tocci (revisore: Ilaria Carosso, 01/10/09)

Fonti

1 : E. McCarthy, M. Ewing-Mulligan, MW, Wine for Dummies, Foster City, CA, IDG Books Worldwide Inc., 1998, 2nd edition, p. 97.

2 : E. McCarthy, M., Ewing-Mulligan, MW, Wine for Dummies, Foster City, CA, IDG Books Worldwide, Inc, 1998, 2nd edition, p. 97.

3 : «http://www.wine-pages.com/forum/tnotes/burgr.htm», (10/10/2011)

4 : G. Ragazzini, Dizionario 2003 Inglese Italiano, Italiano Inglese, Bologna, Ed. Zanichelli, 2001, terza edizione, p. 1138.

5 : «http://www.bettertastingwine.com/taste.html», (30/09/2009)

6 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=aeration&searchmode=none», (10/10/2011)

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