Glossary

The language of wine contains a wealth of meanings that are not all too familiar, particularly the technical interpretations. The glossary describes and offers an explanation to the most common terms.

jam

Cooked berry and fruit flavours in red wine.

Jeroboam
double Magnum

Refers to a double Magnum bottle format with a capacity of 3 litres (particularly for Champagne). Also a term that refers to 4 or 5 litre bottles.

Jubiläumsrebe
white wine variety of little significance in Austria

White wine variety of little significance in Austria. The Jubiläumsrebe variety is a new crossing created by Prof. Dr. Fritz Zweigelt of Grauer Portugieser x Frühroter Veltliner, and when cultivated is often used for sweet wine production.

juicy

Describes a wine with an attractive taste impression and inticing fruit acidity.

Junker
the description for young wines in the Steiermark

The ‘Junker‘ is a registered trademark for the first wines from the Steiermark (since 1995), and the logo is a man wearing the typically Styrian hat with a distinctive feather. The officially Junker presentation from over 300 producers occurs at the beginning of November.