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Usually said of wine lacking in acidity (see "acid")
A floral smell in wines such as Gewurztraminer and young wines made of White Riesling grapes.

Flat: Having low acidity; the next stage after flabby. Can also refer to a sparkling wine that has lost its bubbles.
Fleshy: Soft and smooth in texture, with very little tannin.

Flat: Sparkling wine that has lost its effervescence. Applied to still wines describes a wine that is out of balance due to a lack of acidity and is insipid and dull on the palate.

A term for wine lacking a refreshing, tart or sour taste, or sparkling wines that have lost their bubbles.

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Dull, lacking in liveliness, often in wine without sufficient acid.
General taste of a wine.

Flat-Dull, lacking in liveliness; wine without sufficient acid.
Flavor-How the wine tastes.
Fleshy-Fatness of fruit; big, ripe.

Flat, fat, flabby: Heavy, insipid. Critical term for a wine without sufficient acidity, therefore lacking "structure." ...

Flat: usually connoting a wine without acid tang; see oxidized.

Flat - Dull wine, sparkling wine that has lost its fizz.
Fleshy - A wine that has plenty of fruit and extract.
Floral - Smells like fresh flowers.

Flat (Plat)
Describes wine with no bouquet or acidity.
The sum of what is detected by the mouth and nose.

flat: A wine that lacks acidity.
fleshy: A wine of full body and rich mouth-filling flavour.

Opposite of "firm". Usually indicates very low acidity, so tasting insipid and lacking flavor. Often refers to a sparkling wine that has lost its bubbles ...

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Flat, fat, flabby
Critical term for a wine without sufficient acidity, therefore lacking "structure."
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Flat: Wine lacking a refreshing slightly sour taste and sparkling wines that have lost most of their carbon dioxide.

Fortified wine: A wine in which the alcohol content has been increased by the addition of wine, spirits, or brandy.

Flat, oxidized smell and taste reminiscent of Madeira. Term is applied to wines that have passed their prime and have acquired a brown tinge.
Softened with proper age.

Low acidity; worse than "flabby". Also describing sparkling wine that has lost its bubbles.

A flat, usually silver, cup that was once used to taste and evaluate wine. Since it is flat like a saucer, it is almost useless for smelling the wine.

Flat, lifeless, lacking crispness, and ultimately boring.
Having complexity and finesse without being aggressive or heavy.

Flat. Lacking acidity, character and any distinctive flavor; in sparkling wine, signifying a loss of sparkle.
Flavor. Smell and taste combined.

Flat In relation to sparkling wines, flat refers to a wine that has lost its effervescence. In all other wines the term is used interchangeably with "flabby" to denote a wine that is lacking acidity, particularly on the finish.

noticeable acidity Delicate a wine that may have heightened acidity, but lighter on tannin and fruit Soft a wine with lower acidity Flabby a wine with very low acidity Fallen Over a wine that no longer has acidity due to age Flat ...

Tastevin. Small, flat silver wine cup used for tasting by Sommeliers.
Varietal. Term for grape variety.
Vin de Pays. Wine of the country. An everyday table wine.

Wine not in balance may be acidic, cloying, flat, or harsh.
Barn-yardy: Smell of earth, truffle, and wet leaves.
Big: A wine that is full-bodied, rich and slightly alcoholic tasting.
Bite: A marked degree of acidity or tannin.

Wine not in balance may be "acidic," "cloying," "flat" or "harsh."
Big: A wine that is full-bodied, rich and slightly alcoholic tasting.
Character: A wine with top-notch distinguishing qualities.
Crisp: Denotes a fresh, young, wine with good acidity.

Rinsing with hot water before use can remove any detergent residue which can cause the bubbles in sparkling wine to go flat.
Most fine wine shops, beverage stores and kitchen supply shops have a wide selection of wineglasses.

The answer isn't a flat-out "no," but a more accurate answer would be not usually. Some white wines, such as a young Mersault or Chablis from France that are made to age would probably benefit greatly by being decanted.

The short, wide "sherbet" type of glass is beyond passť! Never use them for anything but dessert. They 1) dissipate the bubbles quickly so the Champagne goes flat; 2) they don't display the beautiful bubbles well; and 3) they leave no room for the ...

Winemaking commences with the annual grape harvest and can be accomplished by either mechanical harvesting equipment (usually easiest for vineyards that lie on relatively flat land) or hand harvesting.

With the Alpine mountain ranges dominating a third of the area, and foothills leading to flat rice fields at the base, Veneto [VEH-neh-toh] is the most geographically diverse of the Italian growing regions.

This method had however the disadvantage of dissolving effervescence, therefore the wine became flat and with no bubbles.

See also: See also: Wine, Taste, Grape, Sweet, White

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