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Some sediments can take up to six weeks to settle. If the wine still looks cloudy when you shine a light through it, you may want to let it sit longer.
It's best to store wine at a cool and even temperature.
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Sediment: Solid matter that has settled in the bottom of a container of wine, whether it be bottle, fermentation tank or storage vessel.

The residue of solids in a bottle of red wine that forms as the wine is matured.
A lesser known white grape often blended with Sauvignon Blanc, especially in the production of the sweet wines of Sauternes, France.

Sediment Will Affect The Taste
It's usual to decant fine old red wines and some ports that have spent most of their lives maturing in bottle, as they throw a deposit or crust which if allowed into the glass, ...

The more common name for lees. The debris that accumulates in the bottom of the jar during fermentation.

The non-liquid material at the bottom of a bottle of wine. Sediment is not detrimental and simply part of the wine.
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Sediment A harmless deposit that forms at the base of a wine bottle when compounds such as acids, anthocyanins, tannins and proteins precipitate. It is most commonly seen in aged wines.

In a young wine still being made, the sediment is the remnants of the wine making process itself.

Sediment. Naturally occurring muddy stuff in the bottom of some bottles, especially old ones. It's harmless.
Shiraz. Australia's signature red-wine grape. Same as Syrah.

Sediment: Solid matter deposited in a bottle during the course of the maturation process.

Sediment—Pieces of dead yeast cells, skin and other materials that can sink to the bottom of an unfiltered red wine.

Sediment: Fine deposits which may develop in some aged wines. May require that the wine be decanted before drinking.
Separation: Involves emptying the cask to separate the wine from the remains of the grapes.

Sediment - The harmless solid matter created by wine during fermentation and aging. In the aging process it sometimes forms a deposit on the side or bottom of the bottle. Wines with heavy sedimentation should be decanted before serving.

Sediment. Small particles, mostly of color, that drop out of suspension as a wine ages. With considerable age, many great wines throw off a sediment. Sediment is harmless.

The small particles in wine from the grape skins, seeds, and other grape particles. Sediment often settles at the bottom of the bottle and should be left behind when pouring or decanting as it tastes bitter.

Sediment and yeast found in a barrel or tank during and after fermentation. Increasingly, New World winemakers are using the old technique of aging the wine on the lees to increase complexities in the aromas and flavors.

Sedimentos que resultan del proceso de fermentación del vino (restos de levaduras, materias coloidales, etc.).
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Solid material that has settled to the bottom of any wine container. The term is especially used in reference to bottles.

Sediment that is found in the bottom of the bottle
Characteristic of a premium wine that demonstrates an excellent concentration of aromas and flavours.

Sediment is also thrown off during the second fermentation and is removed through the steps of riddling (or rémuage) and disgorging (or dégorgement).

Sediment remaining in a barrel or tank during and after fermentation. Often used as in sur lie aging, which indicates a wine is aged "on its lees." See also sur lie.
A type of oak cask from Limoges, France. See also French oak.

In winemaking: the lees (dead yeast cells) and other solids that accumulate at the bottom of the tank or barrel.

cloudy, sediment and/or bubbles inappropriate for type; or colour distinctly wrong for type
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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.

Lees: The sediment deposited by young wines in barrel or vat, consisting mainly of inactive yeasts and small particles of solid matter from the grape.

Crust - Sediment, generally potassium bitartrate, that adheres to the inside of a wine bottle.
Cult wines - Wines for which committed buyers will pay large sums of money because of their desirbility and rarity.

Removing the sediment from the bottles is a process called dégorgement, or disgorging. The bottle necks are dipped in a solution of freezing brine or glycol. This freezes a plug of wine and sediment in the top of the neck.

LEES are the sediments - dead yeast cells, grape pulp, seeds and pigment - that drop to the bottom of a vessel during and after a wine's fermentation.

Lees: The sediment which settles to the bottom of the wine in a tank during processing. If primarily yeast, as from a fermentation, it is called "yeast lees;" if sediment from fining, it is called "fining lees." ...

Sediment consists of small, usually colored particles, that settle to the bottom as the wine ages. While sediment is harmless, it is often removed by decanting to improve the wine's appearance.
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Muddy Sediment Stale muddy water, fetid, off stale milk, baby vomit.
Metallic Metal on tooth fillings (light sensation of), epsom salts.
Earthy Earth, wet soil.
Burnt Caramel.

Lees: Heavy sediment (dregs) left in the barrel by fermenting wines; a combination of spent yeast cells and grape solids.

Crust: The sediment, often crystalline, which forms inside wine bottles during long bottle aging. It is often brittle and can break into pieces as the wine is being poured. It is usually composed of natural cream of tartar.

are the sediment consisting of dead yeast cells, grape pulp, seeds and pigment that drop to the bottom of a vessel during and after a wine's fermentation.

Lees: Natural sediment left by the wine following its first fermentation.

Eventually, these large molecules fall out of the liquid and form part of what is called the sediment.

At this point the neck of the bottle is being plunged in a liquid solution at a temperature of about -20°C (-4°F) in order to rapidly freeze the sediment.

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.

First, the bottle will have the sloped shoulder style that is typically found in white wines (and Pinot Noir) where there is no need for a sediment lip. You'll also be able to see that it is a white wine through the green glass, instead of red wine.

There are two styles: one, called "traditional" LBV, collects a sediment at the bottom of the bottle, and so must be decanted and filtered (through a coffee filter or a layer of cheesecloth) before drinking.

3 Bouquet 4 Sediment It helps the development of the aroma, bringing out the bouquet of the wine. In the case of most aged Red Grands Crus, a natural sediment is produced when colour pigments react with tannins.

Racking: Process in which the wine is separated from the lees (sediment formed by the dead yeast cells).', '', 250)"; ...

It is the best thing to do when a wine has thrown some sediment in the bottle.

Decanting is usually used as a means of removing sediment from a mature wine. It can also be very effective in softening a firm, young red wine. The younger and tougher the wine, the earlier you should decant.

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I'm fairly new to wine tasting, but I've noticed something: Most Zinfandels I have tried really just haven't rubbed me the right way.

TRUB: Is the trubaceous matter is the sediment that gathers in the bottom of a beer fermenting vessel & mainly consists of heavy fats, proteins, hop bits and dead yeast cells.

Crystals are just like any other natural sediment. Stand the wine bottle upright for a few hours, to allow the sediment to settle into the bottom of the glass.

Disgorgement The process of removing the yeast sediment resulting from the secondary fermentation in bottle of Champagne and other quality sparkling wines.

DECANTING A method by which cellar-aged bottled wine is poured slowly and carefully into a second vessel, usually a glass decanter, in order to leave any sediment in the original bottle before serving. Almost always a treatment confined to red wines.

"When opening old or unfiltered wines, I suggest two procedures: If drinking it in a day or so, set the bottle upright and leave it undisturbed to allow sediment to settle at the bottom.

We want the wine to be free of any sediment, leaving it clear and brilliant. Red wines tend to lose their color as they mature, while white wines tend to grow darker with age. A good quality wine generally will be intense in color.

Dépőt consisted the sedimentation of yeasts when they finished their activity. Certain wines are high on dregs to enrich them in flavours or to preserve a beading aspect to them.

The prolonged contact of the must and the sediments during fermentation; maceration is longer or shorter depending on whether one wishes to obtain a red or rosé wine. It is during maceration that the aromas and tannins are diffused.

A technique, which removes sediment from wine and allows the wine to open up by exposing it to oxygen.
Wine which exhibits complexity and layers of flavors that unfold on the palate and with aeration.

In addition to aeration, decanting with a filter allows one to remove bitter sediments that may have formed in the wine. Sediment is more common in older bottles but younger wines usually benefit more from aeration.[43] ...

Decanting : A process for separating the sediment from a wine before drinking. Accomplished by slowly and carefully pouring the wine from its bottle into another container.

Should I ever use a decanter for my wines?
A decanter is used mainly to remove sediment from older red wines. Also, it can be used to open up young red wines. Otherwise, wine will “breathe' enough in your glass and decanting is not necessary.

Lack of clarity to the eye. Fine for old wines with sediment, but it can be a warning signal of protein instability, yeast spoilage or re-fermentation in the bottle in younger wines.
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Aging process where yeast sediment is left in the cask to impart a creamy, nutty flavor to the wine. Characteristic of great French white wines.

A wine's clarity refers to its clearness and absence of sediment.
A wine taster would say a wine is cloying if it's so sweet that the sweetness stays in the mouth after tasting it.

A French term used to describe the stirring of lees material (sediment consisting of yeast cells, grape pulp and pips) during the winemaking process. The process is designed to add body and flavour to a wine.

The process by which wine is transferred from one barrel or vat to another, to separate it from the lees and other sediments. During racking, the level of sulphur is monitored and corrected in order to avoid contamination.

Decanting - The process of pouring wine from its bottle into a decanter to separate the sediment from the wine.
Dry - Wines with zero or very low levels of residual sugar.
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Cloudy An evident lack of visual clarity. Fine for old wines with sediment, but in younger wines cloudiness can be a warning signal.

component found to varying degrees in the skins, seeds and stems of grapes; most prominent in red wines, where it creates a dry, puckering sensation in young reds of concentrated extract; mellows with aging and drops out of the wine to form sediment; ...

The process by which wine is poured carefully from the bottle into another container (a decanter) to remove sediment and aerate the wine before drinking.
Describes a wine that has a unique overall character.

Rack: the process of draining wine from a holding tank in order to separate it from the sediment that has collected at the bottom. This also serves to aerate the wine.

Precipitated, they form an important part of wine's sediment and play a considerable role in wine ageing. Red wines are much higher in phenolics than white, which is why red wine is better at protecting against heart disease.

Labour intensive process of siphoning wine from one barrel to another in order to leave some sediment behind and gradually clarify the wine.

It is always good to make sure the wine is 'clear'. A little cork is harmless, but you'll want to check for sediments or a presence of particles.

Decanting : Is the action of pouring a wines directly from its bottle in a jug, in order to separate the wine from its sediment, to provide oxygen and to release its .

Decant. To transfer wine from the bottle into another container, to aerate or to separate an unfiltered red wine from its sediment.

The difference may be defined as follows: Decanting is the process in which bottle sediment is separated from wine, and breathing is the practice of allowing air and wine to naturally mix for a brief period in a decanter, ...

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Lees - The solids which settle to the bottom of a barrel or vat as a wine ferments and ages. In some wines the lees are stirred on a regular basis to create a richer fuller mouth feel in the wines. Wines undergo racking to remove these sediments.

In most cases, the major portion of the yeast cells will soon be found in the sediment, or lees. Separation of the supernatant wine from the lees is called racking.

Tannin forms part of the sediment present in red wines that have aged for a number of years.
Tart. Sharp, overacid.
Tartar. See Crystals.
Thick. Excessively heavy and dense.
Thin. Light and without body; watery.

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