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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.

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

Off-Dry: A glossary of wine term used to describe a slightly sweet red wine or white wine.
Palate: A glossary of wine term. The palate confirms flavors detected on the nose during wine tasting.

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.
Open-Revealing full character.

A tasting term describing a wine with just a hint of sweetness. An ~ wine isn't dry, but the sweet flavor is so subtle it can't be called sweet, either.
Off-flavors (also off-aromas or off-nose) ...

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.

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

~ 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.

~, peach, fresh citrus, pear and pineapple with a hint of spice. Read More
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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. Usually smaller yielding vines, more concentrated fruit that in turn produces a more complex wines.

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

[edit] ~ 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.

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

Very slightly sweet.

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

Kabinett - Light, ~ wines. The first harvest of the vintage.
Spatlese - means "late harvest." Spatlese wines are picked after the Kabinett harvest.
Auslese - literally "select harvest." These wines are sweeter and richer in style, and are not produced every year.

Wines can be loosely categorized as sweet, ~ (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 ~ 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: ~, 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. Most Champagne firms make at least three categories of wine: non-vintage, vintage, and prestige.

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 ~ style, called leve seco. The most simple style of red Ports certainly is Ruby Port.

For example, Thai dishes work well with ~ 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 (~), Coteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume (dessert), and Crémant de Loire (sparkling).

Secco (It.) Dry (or ~ for some sparkling wines).
Seco (Sp., Por.) Dry.
Second wine Second-quality wine from a property (particularly in Bordeaux), often blended from wines not considered appropriate for the first wine (or grand vin). Can represent good value for money.

Made from a blend of California varietals & formulated to produce an ~, sparkling wine with a fruity bouquet & taste, & a crisp finish. Can also be finished as a "still" wine.
Strawberry Riesling
Fruit Wine ...

From dry, we move to semi-sweet or ~ (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".

Red-wine grape cépage widely planted in Emilia region of central Italy. Produces a number of wine styles depending on the characteristics of the sub-variety, but mostly as dry or ~ wines. When blended with wine made from the Ancellotta grape it produces a somewhat sweet, (ie amabile), wine.

Colombard produces crisp, ~ 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.

Zinfandel - Primarily thought 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 ~ blush wine known as ...

Supple - A round yet lively wine, easy to drink. Table wine; a wine between 10% - 14% alcohol by volume. It may be red, white or rose, and vinted ~.

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 ~ to sweet.
Laying down ...

Late Harvest
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 ~ to sweet.

Green glass suggests either the Mosel in Germany, or Alsace in France (see below for brown glass). The wine contained may still be one of a wide variety of styles, however, ranging from dry and ~, through to lusciously sweet dessert wines. Read the label! ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Wine, Dry, Sweet, Off, Grape?

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