In white wines, this is generally a trace of colourless tartaric acid which has no taste and is in no way dangerous.
Sediment that is found in the bottom of the bottle
Solid particles in wine, especially in aged wines that can be removed by decanting (see definition).
Deposit: The sediment of solid particles found in wine. In the case of white wines, these are often fragments of colorless crystals of tartrate. In red wines they are usually a combination of tannins and pigments.
Domaine: A wine estate. The wine is made and bottled by the landowner.
The deposits which gather at the bottom of the carboy during winemaking (also known as trub).
The viscous droplets that form and ease down the sides of the glass when the wine is swirled.
Some wines deposit their suspended material (yeast cells, particles of skins, etc.) very quickly, and the supernatant wine remains nearly brilliant. This is particularly true when 50-gallon wooden barrels, which have greater surface-to-volume ratio than larger containers, are employed.
Removal of the deposit (yeast sediment or lees) from "bottle-fermented" sparkling wines prior to sealing the bottle with a cork.
Application of heat to a liquid (or to a solid) to produce vapor, which is then condensed and collected.
In the making of champagne and other sparkling wines, an operation for shifting the deposit or sediment onto the cork of the bottle.
Apart from an unsolicited earwig or spider which has fallen foul of the bottling-line, the most common examples of solids are particles suspended in the wine, or crystalline deposits which may float up from the bottom of the bottle if it is agitated.
While deposits of bentonite are found in various parts of the world, there are a few deposits including the one from which the clay is named, Fort Benton in Montana, that are most suitable for wine stabilisation.
To transvase a wine of its bottle in a carafe, to allow him to rebalance or give up its deposit.
Suppression of the right to the label of AOC of a wine; this one is then marketed like "vin de table" (wine of table).
(With unfiltered wines - particularly, in my experience, wines from theRhõne - pigment deposits may stick to the bottle's sides, forming a voile. Thiswill remain, and is nothing to be concerned about.) ...
Since those times Apulia become an important "deposit" of wine, a land which will made of wine, and of olive oil, two products strongly associated to its tradition and culture. However the bond with wine will be characterized by huge quantities instead of quality.
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First off, decanting an older wine is really meant to help with the tannin deposits in the bottle. If you have an older bottle, you know you will decant that evening, go ahead and in the morning stand it upright so that all the sediment particles go to the bottom of the bottle.
CREAM OF TARTAR: (See Argols) Have you ever noticed a white crystalline deposit at the bottom of a bottle of wine?
The initial gunk that is deposited is quite crude and is called the gross lees. The wine is usually racked off this into a fresh container, in which it will deposit what are known as fine lees.
In the Montalcino region, where there is a high proportion of limestone-based alberese soils alternating with deposits of galestro. The lesser zones of the generic Chianti appellation are predominately clay, which doesn't produce as high quality of wine as alberese and galestro do.
There are hundreds of different types of soil, rock and mineral deposits in the world's vineyards. Most vineyard soils can be sorted into about 5 to 6 different types of soil that affect the flavor of wine.
If this procedure is used, do it well before bottling, at least three months, or a chalk haze or crystalline deposit could occur in the bottle. I prefer to use calcium carbonate before filtering.
The soils of the Napa Valley are varied, a combination of types resulting from the Napa River’s ancient outflows of mineral deposits, along with volcanic activity in the north near the town of Calistoga.
The worst that may happen is that some non cold-stabilised wines may throw a small deposit of harmless tartrate crystals, which is of no real consequence.
Lees Dead yeast cells, which form a deposit at the bottom of a tank after the alcoholic fermentation. Winemakers may age the wine in the presence of the lees, to protect from oxidation and provide a more complex flavour. Some wines, notably Muscadet sur lie, are bottled directly off the lees.
Sediment: The fine deposits which may develop in some aged wines. May require that the wine be decanted before drinking.
Sekt: German term for sparkling wine. Sekt is mostly produced in the charmat process, and is usually an undistinguished wine.
Heces (sediment) Solid particles deposited on the bottom of the receptacle containing wine due to decantation, or once fermentation is completed. In wine tasting, advanced organic material that gives off very disagreeable, putrid odours.
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This refers to deposits of dead yeast and other matter that are left on the bottom of a wine tank or barrel after fermentation and ageing. Some winemakers stir this lees material to give added complexity to their wines.
Sediment: The gritty deposit that collects in the bottle of older red wines. It is a natural part of aging. Wines with sediment should stand upright for several hours before serving, and then be decanted off of the settled sediment.
Lees - The sediment made up of mainly spent yeast cells that are deposited in the storage vessel. The lees are left behind by racking.
Length - The amount of time that the aftertaste stays in the mouth. The better the wine, the longer the length; also applies to very bad wines.
Decanting is done either to separate the wine from any sediment deposited during the aging process or to allow a wine to breathe in order to enhance its flavor. When decanting an older wine, care should be taken not to disturb the sediment.
A French term meaning, literally, "on the lees." Generally refers to the aging of wines on the deposit of dead yeast that forms after primary fermentation. Sur lie aging imparts a toasty quality and enhances complexity.
The bubbles are in the bottle, but so is the sediment which the fermentation has deposited. To remove it, the bottle is placed in a riddling rack, with the neck slightly downward. Workmen twist the bottle and tilt it farther down every day to force the sediment into the neck, next to the cork.
Over time, grainy deposits in the form of tannin and naturally occurring coloring compounds will sometimes precipitate out of a wine that was clear when bottled and settle at the bottom or the side of the bottle, depending on how it's been stored.
These waters exert a significant influence on both the climate and the soil structures of each sub-region in the appellation, by virtue of their sedimentary deposits.
Marlborough and the Wairau Valley are home to the famed New Zealand style and, in many ways, the modern New Zealand wine industry itself. These regions are shaped by glacial washes filled with alluvial soils, deep river deposits, and thin, silty soils....
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This keeps the cork moist thereby preventing air from entering the wine. Fortified wines other than port, are stored standing. If bottles are stored with the labels up, it will be easier to see the deposit of sediment that forms on the opposite side of the bottle when it comes time to open it.
A wine of absolute clarity. This is not important to most experienced tasters, since highly filtered wines will always be brilliant-yet the process of filtration can strip much of the flavor and character from a fine wine. Most of the finest wines available deposit sediment with aging.
Sensitive to magnesium mineral deficient soils, ie. volcanic deposits. Reported to have bad fruit-set characteristics due to pollination problems. Low productivity, highly flavored berries yield a good dry, spicy varietal white wine often drunk young. No other details as yet.
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