Wine Terminology

BASIC TERMS/TERMES DE BASE

Acidity                                                             Acidité

Aftertaste                                                         Arrière-gout/Goût en bouche

Aroma                                                              Arôme

 Body (full bodied)                                          Corps/Vineux

Bouquet                                                           Bouquet

Finish                                                               Persistance Gustative

Legs                                                                 Larmes

Length                                                             Longueur en bouche

Mouthfeel                                                       Goût en bouche

Nose                                                                Nez 

Balance                                                            Equilibre

CHARACTER       CHARACTERE

Acrid                                                                  Aigre

Balanced                                                            Equilibré

Big                                                                     Riche

Delicate                                                             Délicat

Empty                                                                Sans goût

Flat                                                                     Plat

Round                                                                 Rond

Robust                                                                Puissant

Simple                                                                Simple

Soft                                                                    Souple/Tendre

Thin                                                                    Fin

Elegant                                                               Elegant

Solid                                                                   Solide

Smooth                                                               Lisse

Velvety                                                               Velouté

Silky                                                                   Soyeux

Tart                                                                     Acerbe

Harsh                                                                  Rêche

Rough                                                                 Rude

TASTE                 GOUT

Bitter                                                                   Amer

Buttery                                                                 Beurré

Earthy                                                                  De terre/Terreux

Fruity                                                                   Fruité

Grapey                                                                 Raisiné

Green                                                                   Acidulé Vert

Heady                                                                  Capiteux

Musty                                                                   Moisi

Moldy                                                                   Moisi

Oaky                                                                    En chêne/Fût

Oxidized                                                              Oxydé

Peppery                                                                Poivré 

Sour                                                                     Aigre

Sweet                                                                   Doux

Wine bottle anatomy

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