By Charles Rosier
Acid: The wine is spicy and is the result of early harvests.
Sour: Produces a tangy sensation like vinegar.
Amer: It’s a harsh and unpleasant taste.
Ample: This is due to the sensation that the wine fills the mouth.
Animal: Flavours of musk or leather.
Apre: Hardness character.
Watery: Charged with water.
Woody: Has a woody flavour.
Bouquet: Who has a smell of flowers or fruit that differs according to the ageing of the wine.
Bourru: Sweet wine during fermentation with a cloudy colour.
Brilliant: Clear and transparent colour.
Capitose: Highly alcoholic.
Grape variety: It is simply the vine in its entirety. Each wine has its own grape variety.
Charged: Looks heavy and thick in the mouth.
Fleshy: The consistency and fat of which fill the mouth.
Full-bodied: A robust and balanced wine with an almost palpable hold.
Short: Taste disperses quickly.
Dense: Said of a powerful and colourful wine.
Hard: Who grates the tongue.
Fulfilled: Who doesn’t make any more money growing old.
Fabric: Delicately strong and full-bodied.
Balanced: Perfect harmony between alcohol and acidity.
Closed: Said of a wine that still needs to age.
Finish: Delicate and subtle.
Fresh: Young wine leaving an impression of freshness in the mouth.
Franc: Who has no other flavours than that of its grape variety.
Tasteful: Said of a wine that is easy to drink.
Fat: Provides a pleasant feeling of smoothness.
Long: Taste remains in the mouth.
Heavy: Wine with too thick a thickness.
Vintage: This is the vintage year.
Sweetness: Sweet wine that leaves an impression of velvety.
Nervous: Pleasantly vigorous and acidic.
Noble: Superior qualities.
Dish: Flavorless wine.
Powerful: Rich and muscular.
Racé: Elegant and in adequacy with its grape variety.
Dress: Relates to its appearance in the glass.
Round: Slips harmoniously in the mouth.
Dry: White wine without sugar or red wine that lacks sweetness.
Sweet: Whose smell and flavours are rich.
Silky: The mouthfeel reminds of the softness of silk.
Tannic: Has a bitter flavour.
Tender: Soft and slightly acidic.
Tuilé: An old wine with a colour reminiscent of the tile.
Velvety: With the smoothness and softness of a caress.
Green: Acid, wine whose harvests were made too early.
Virile: Powerful and full of character.