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  • Cantina- -Cellars or winery
  • Cantine Sociale - Cooperative wine producer or wine cellar
  • Caraffa di Decantazione - Decanter
  • Carato - Small barrel, usually a 225 liter barrique
  • Casa vinicola - Merchant bottling purchased wine
  • Cascina - Farmhouse or wine estate
  • Castello  - Castle
  • Chiaretto - Deep rosé
  • Chiuso - Closed, a wine that hides its character
  • Classico - The historical center of a DOC or DOCG wine area
  • Complesso - Complex, a wine that combines many aromas or tastes
  • Coltivatore - Cultivator
  • Consorzio  - Producers trade association
  • Corpo - Body
  • Cotto - Cooked, a defect usually happens because the grapes have had too much sun

 

 


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