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Wine  Light  Lightstruck
04/24/2014

Light-Bodied - These are by far the most abundant and the most popular. They are light, young, fresh Zinfandels in a Beaujolais style with fresh-forward berry flavors. These are wines of easy charm and balance that are drinkable upon release.


Light, light-bodied, lightweight
Without much body, usually indicating a young wine that is ready to drink. Lightness is also a derogatory term applied to a wine that does not live up to expectations.

Light, light-bodied, lightweight: Another textural description, indicating a wine that crosses the palate without much of a sense of weight or body. May be associated with low alcoholic content.

Light-Bodied White Wine
A light-bodied white wine can range from clear to a pale yellow-green hue. Most of this style of wine is meant to be enjoyed young and ice-cold. e.g. Pinot Grigio, Albarino, Vinho Verde, Muscadet
Medium-Bodied White Wine ...

Similar to "light-bodied" but usually more critical. Doesn't imply a pleasantly light wine but a bland, uninteresting one.
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Light-bodied Merlot,
Vin du Pays Red or White
High-acid wines are needed if tomatoes feature heavily in the sauce and an Italian Red is probably the most tomato-friendly wine.

White wines can be light-bodied, medium-bodied and full-bodied depending on the grapes used and the alcohol content of the specific wine.

Common descriptors include light-bodied, medium- bodied and full-bodied. For example, skim milk could be considered "light-bodied," whole milk "medium-bodied" and cream "full-bodied".
Bordeaux ('bor-doe') ...

Body: The weigh or viscosity of wine in your mouth, commonly expressed as full-bodied, medium-bodied or light-bodied.
Bouquet: A tasting term used to describe the smell of the wine as it matures in the bottle.

It is a very easy-drinking, light-bodied, quaffable wine with flavor that matches almost any food with which you serve it. The lightness of the wine accounts for much of the wine's popularity in the United States.

The weight and texture of a wine; it may be light-bodied or full-bodied. Often refers to alcohol content.
Botrytis cinerea
A mold that attacks certain grapes, producing honeyed sweet wines like Sauternes and late-harvest Rieslings.

Characteristics of the grape: As table wine: thin-skinned, light-bodied, low acid, very neutral in flavor, faint green apple flavors and some almond, ...

Match the weight & texture of the food to the weight & texture of the wine
Example: A light-bodied fish like sole works best with a light-bodied white wine like pinot grigio, while a heavier-bodied fish like salmon calls for a richer, ...

Barbera is a fairly light-bodied wine with mouth-watering acidity, a bit of tannin and is best consumed young. It has enticing aromas of tar, plum, cherry and vanilla.

Lean
A term implying a thin, light-bodied, watery wine.

Lactic Acid
An organic acid produced in wine during malolactic fermentation, where strong malic acid is converted to softer lactic acid. Lactic acid is also found in milk.

Thin: A wine that is light-bodied which lacks flavor and generally light in color..
Tobacco: An aroma which is noticeable in some mature wines.
TUN: A very large cask for storing wine, some holding up to 300,000 bottles worth of wine.

Body: 'Full-bodied' describes a wine with fullness of flavour in the mouth; conversely, 'light-bodied' means the opposite.

Albana is light-bodied with high acidity. It's light and refreshing when made into regular dry wine, but acquires a round flavor, reminiscent of apricot and old honey, when semi-dried and made into Albana Passito.

Variety occasionally used in a light-bodied blend, based on Sangiovese, with other red wines of Tuscany, Italy. The grape has several synonym names. (No other details as yet).

Body
The weight and texture of a wine; it may be light-bodied or full-bodied. The relationship between alcohol and sugar content, and the presence of tannins contributes to the body of the wine.

The best way to figure out a wine's body is to compare it to different types of milk. A light-bodied wine will feel about as weighty as skim milk in your mouth, a medium-bodied wine will feel more like whole milk, ...

Widely planted in Württemberg, Germany. Produces light-bodied, fresh, fruity red wines which are often sweet.
Tyrian
Australia ...

Body: The weight of wine in your mouth; commonly expressed as full-bodied, medium-bodied or medium-weight, or light-bodied.
Bouquet: A tasting term used to describe the smell of the wine as it matures in the bottle.

Usually wines are gauged as full-bodied (akin to the body of whole milk), medium-bodied (think 2% milk) or light-bodied (think nonfat milk). Red wines tend to be fuller-bodied than whites. Fuller-bodied wines are also usually higher in alcohol.

Used to describe how a wine feels in the mouth, its viscosity or depth of flavour. A watery wine might be described as light-bodied while a thicker, creamier, style of wine, say a fortified wine or sweet dessert wine, ...

The "weight" or "body" of a wine can be described as light, medium, or full. Whites such as Pinot Grigio are considered light-bodied, while reds such as Cabernet are usually medium to full-bodied.

The weight of the wine in the mouth, such as full-bodied, medium-bodied or light-bodied.
Bouquet ...

VALPOLICELLA
Semi-dry, light-bodied red wine produced in the near Verona, Italy.
VALTELLINA
Wine region in the Lombardy area of northern Italy that produces top quality red wines.

Body
The weight of wine in your mouth. Alcohol makes a wine seem heavier, as does tannin. Commonly expressed as full-bodied, medium-bodied or medium-weight, or light-bodied.

The overall texture or weight of wine in the mouth usually the result of a combination of glycerin, alcohol and sugar. Commonly expressed as full-bodied, medium-bodied or medium-weight, or light-bodied.
Bouquet ...

BODY: The impression of weight or fullness on the palate; usually the result of a combination of glycerin, alcohol and sugar. Commonly expressed as full-bodied, medium-bodied or medium-weight, or light-bodied.

The amount of alcohol and tannin in a particular wine has a direct effect on the body of a wine.'Full-bodied' describes a wine with fullness of flavour in the mouth; conversely, 'light-bodied' means the reverse.

wine in the mouth, which is a combination of elements including alchohol, extract, glycerol and acid. A wine with a rich, complex, well-rounded, lingering flavor is considered full-bodied; one that's watery or lacking in body is called light-bodied ...

Instead it means that it has powerful flavors and often has acidity that helps make those flavors stick out powerfully. So you can have a light-bodied wine, like a German Kabinett Riesling, which has intense flavors.

Some wines will always have a lot of body while other never will. Full-bodied wines may sometimes be referred to as 'chewy', which is to say dense and rich while light-bodied wines may be referred to as 'thin'. See also mouth-feel.

A full-bodied wine, such as Burgundy, is more easily sipped and may be referred to as "chewy," while a light-bodied wine such as Bordeaux is easily swallowed. A thin or "watery" wine lacks body altogether.

See also: See also: Light, Bodied, Wine, White, Red

Wine  Light  Lightstruck
04/24/2014

 
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