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Glossary of terms - V

  • Vecchio - Old, in particular some aged DOC and DOCG wines
  • Vellutato - Velvety, with a smooth aroma
  • Vendemmia - Harvest or vintage
  • Vendemmia tardiva - Late harvest, a wine made from grapes picked late in the season
  • Verde - Green, a wine picked from unripe grapes, which is a major defect
  • Vigna - Vineyard
  • Vignaiolo  - Grape grower
  • Vigneto - Vineyard
  • Vigoroso - Vigorous, wines with a forward taste
  • Vinacce - The grape pulp, seeds, and skin that remains after pressing. It is used to make grappa.
  • Vinificazione - Vinification, the making of wine
  • Vino - Wine
  • Vino da arrosto  - A robust mature red wine that pairs well with roasts
  • Vino da tavola - Table wine
  • Vino Novello - New wine, bottled within the last twelve months or less
  • Vino Santo - Wine made from grapes dried on straw mats, in particular in Tuscany
  • Vite - Vine
  • Viticoltore - Grape grower
  • Viticolture - Vine cultivation
  • Vitigno - Grape variety
  • Vivace - Lively, slightly sparkling fresh wine

 

 


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