The positive description for blossomy, floral aromatic impressions of a wine, for example the rose petal fragrance with Traminer.
The excessive aromatic character of wine, primarily with aromatic varieties.
fungal vine disease
Peronospera is also known as downy mildew.
The common name for all chemical pesticides. In Austria, the use of pesticides and fungicides is seldom employed.
Pétillant Naturel (Pet Nat)
Perl- or Schaumwein (sparkling wine), produced by the méthode ancestrale The not fully fermented grape must is filled in bottles to finish the fermentation process. This method is the oldest and least invasive way of producing Perl- or Schaumwein. Generally, Pet Nats display a pressure of under 3 bar. Such Pet Nats belong to the Perlwein category.
Aroma of mature white wine, with an aroma reminiscent of kerosine, tar and coffee. These aromatic components are particularly prevailant in aged Riesling.
the measurement for the acidity (or hardness) of wine
A dry wine with high tannins.
affect the taste impression of a wine
Tannins and phenolics are part of the polyphenols, and are particularly dominant in the content of red wine.
large, important group of highly reactive chemical and organic compounds
Phenols exist in the skins, pips and stalks of (black) grapes: these phenols include the anthocyanins (colour pigmentation), the flavonoids (colour and flavourings) as well as the tannins (phenolics). The general description for these components is polyphenols.
pheromones are employed as a preventative measure to confuse certain animal specials (especially against the grape caterpillar)
Pheromones and pheromone traps are predominantly employed in natural and organic viticulture.
a vineyard pest that was brought to Europe from its native America
Phylloxera vastatrix is the description for the vineyard pest that feeds on the roots and the leaves of a grapevine. The common European vine dies off once its roots have been infected by the pest. During the second half of the 19th Century, a whole of European viticulture had been affected and suffered damage. The only solution was to graft the scion of a European vine onto the rootstock of the phylloxera resistent American native vine variety, thus preventing complete devastation in the vineyards.