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04/24/2014

Match #1: A Soft, Aromatic, Off-Dry White
A soft white with a touch of sweetness rounds out the edges of the pungent sauce.


Off-dry: Indicates a slightly sweet wine in which the residual sugar is barely perceptible 0.6 percent to 1.4 percent.

Off-dry
A hint of sweetness, but not sufficient to call the wine sweet.
Off-flavors, Off-aromas
Defective flavors and odors.

Off-dry-Not quite dry, a perception of sweetness too faint to call the wine sweet.
Off-flavors (also off-aromas or off-nose)-Not quite right; flavors or odors that are not correct for a particular type of wine; opposite of clean; defective.

Off-Dry
A wine that has small amounts of residual sugar.
Oxidized ...

Off-Dry
Describes a wine that is slightly sweet.
Oxidized
Describes a wine that has been exposed too long to air.

Off-dry
Not quite dry, with a touch of sweetness.
Old World Wine
Wine from European nations, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and others with a long history of viticulture.

OFF-DRY
Not quite a dry wine; refers to a very slightly sweet wine where the residual sugar is only faintly perceptible.
OIDIUM
French name for the fungal vine disease "Downey mildew." ...

Off-dry Slightly sweet. Off-dry wines are usually white and have alcohol between 10-12%. White Zinfandel and many light German Rieslings are off-dry.

Off-Dry Indicates a slightly sweet wine in which sugar is barely perceptible; usually contains 0.6 percent to 1.4 percent residual sugar.
Perfumed Describes the intense aromas found in some wines, especially in floral white wines.

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Off-dry
Not quite dry, indicates a slightly sweet wine.
Old Vine
While not strictly regulated, the term old vine generally refers to wines over 40 years old.

off-dry...
Slightly sweet wine - less sweet than "semi-sweet". See also "sugar levels".
oidium...

[edit] Off-dry A wine that has the barest hint of sweetness; a slightly sweet wine in which the residual sugar is barely perceptible.
[edit] Old vine Wine produced from vines that are notably old.

Odors
Sensations caused by the volatile components of wines, including aroma, bouquet and "off" odors.

Off-dry
Very slightly sweet.

Fruit salad: Off-dry Muscat, still or sparkling
Red berries: Off-dry German Riesling, like Riesling Kabinett
Red berries, with cream: Sweet Chenin Blanc, German Riesling Beerenauslese, or Sauternes ...

Kabinett - Light, off-dry wines. The first harvest of the vintage.
Spatlese - means "late harvest." Spatlese wines are picked after the Kabinett harvest.
Auslese - literally "select harvest.

Wines can be loosely categorized as sweet, off-dry (semi-sweet) or dry. It is typically the amount of residual sugar in a wine that will determine a wine's level of sweetness.

Most home winemakers have experienced refermentation of off-dry wines after bottling. This can be very annoying, as it can cause corks to blow out; also, the resultant fizzy wines are yeasty and not always to one's taste.

Extra Dry: off-dry, 1.2 to 2% residual sugar. Sec: lightly sweet, 1.7 to 3.5% residual sugar. Demi-Sec: quite sweet, 3.3 to 5% residual sugar. and Doux: sweet, more than 5% residual sugar.

White Ports undergo a short period of aging in cask or in large containers, and most of them have a sweet taste, sometimes very sweet - the so called lagrima - as well as an off-dry style, called leve seco.

Dry, off-dry, sweet, semi-sweet, new, premium, vintage or mature, wine can broadly be presented as Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Syrah, blends and other varieties), White Wine (Chardonnay, ...

For example, Thai dishes work well with off-dry or medium-sweet wines. The sweetness can temper the heat of the spice. Wines with lower alcohol are best for spicy dishes so you don't get the burn of the spice and a wine that burns in the throat! ...

Nearly all the truly memorable Chenin Blancs are French, from Saumur and Savennières (dry), Anjou and Vouvray (off-dry), Coteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume (dessert), and Crémant de Loire (sparkling).

From dry, we move to semi-sweet or off-dry (very little residual sugar) and then to sweet wines. The thing is, what our taste buds determine as "sweet" or "dry" may not be in direct proportion to the wine's labeling of "sweet" or "dry".

Secco (It.) Dry (or off-dry for some sparkling wines).
Seco (Sp., Por.) Dry.

Produces a number of wine styles depending on the characteristics of the sub-variety, but mostly as dry or off-dry wines. When blended with wine made from the Ancellotta grape it produces a somewhat sweet, (ie amabile), wine.

Colombard produces crisp, off-dry wines with spice and floral attributes. In the New World especially it is used extensively for blending - in California predominantly with Chenin Blanc, in Australia with Chardonnay and Riesling.

of as a Californian varietal (though recently proven to have originated from vineyards in Croatia), Zinfandel is a red wine with light to full body and berry-like or spicy flavors. The Zinfandel grape is also widely used in the popular off-dry blush ...

Designation appearing on bottles (in French, Vendange Tardive) where grapes were allowed to hang on the vine beyond physiological maturity. This over-ripens grapes, usually producing wines that are high in ALCOHOL and off-dry to sweet.

See also: See also: Wine, Dry, Sweet, Off, Grape

Wine  Off odors  Off-flavors
04/24/2014

 
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