Refers to the sexual reproduction of the vine, after which the berry fruit, or grapes begin to grow. The flowering period in Austria usually occurs in June.
travelling winemaker and consultant
The English term for a winemaker that flies to different wineries or regions to make or consult on winemaking.
Unclean, not adequate taste.
Wine, where brandy is added (fortified), is known as being fortified (e.g. Port).
The common English term for fortified wines, such as port, sherry, madeira and so on.
Usually sweet wines, that have a higher alcohol content following fortification.
Individual and unmistakeable musky aroma of native American and inter-specific hybrid wine varieties, reminiscent of wet dog and forest floor.
free run juice
Refers to must that flows from the mash without active pressing.
free run juice
The first, free run must, that flows without active pressing.
Young and lively wine, with delicate carbon dioxide and a vibrant taste.
sparkling wine, from the French vin pétillant
Italian description for a sparkling wine with at least 1.0 bar and a maximum of 1.5 bar (pressure).
Undesired aroma of ice sweets, or lecithin, and is a wine fault when unripe grapes freeze.
Fructose (fruit sugar) and glucose (grape sugar) are both found in wine and must.
Tasting term usually referring to the primary fruit aromas in wine.
The sweetness of a wine based on high extract values and maturity is often perceived differently than analytical tests.
Often with high quality wine, there is an intense fruit taste on the palate, followed by a pleasant, textured aftertaste, that literally melts in the mouth.
Beverage similar to wine, made from fermented apple or pear must, and called Most in Austria.
the grape variety of a grafted vine
The fruiting variety is the vine that grows above ground and is grafted onto a rootstock variety, that is resistant to Phylloxera. The fruiting variety ultimately defines the variety and produces the fruit.
Aroma and flavours that refer to the grape or fruit variety. We differentiate between pipfruit, stone fruit, berries, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, dried fruit and cooked fruit (compote).
full of core, robust
Describes a full-bodied, opulent wine with supportive, balanced acidity.