Xinomavro Naoussa

Glossary

The wine glossary is a collection of terms that will aid your understanding of the characteristics of PDO Naousa wines. 

aftertaste

The taste or flavors that linger in the mouth after the wine is tasted or swallowed. If the flavor lingers, we speak of a “long” aftertaste. 

soft

A wine with soft tannins.

tannins

Grape substances that give wine an astringent taste and become softer with aging and maturation.

acidity

The total acid content of the wine.

maturation

Keeping wine in the bottle before taking it to market.

aging

Keeping wine in the barrels.

body

Due mostly to the tannins, it characterizes red wines and renders wine non-aqueous.

balanced

A wine distinguished by the harmonious coexistence of alcohol, acids, and tannins.

dry

A wine in which, during alcoholic fermentation, all sugars have been fermented.

Xinomavro

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