Spicy

Spicy

Tasting term used to indicate a piquant, herby aroma or…

Spatlese (Ger.)

Spatlese (Ger.)

German and Austrian quality wine category, meaning late harvest.

Soft

Soft

Tasting term, usually complimentary, indicating a wine with a mellow,…

Silky

Silky

Tasting term used to indicate a voluptuous,

Short

Short

Tasting term used to indicate a wine with little aftertaste.

Sharp

Sharp

Tasting term used to indicate an acidic or bitter taste.

Second wine

Second wine

Second-quality wine from a property (particularly in Bordeaux),

Sec (Fr.)

Sec (Fr.)

Dry. Still wines labelled sec should taste completely dry,

Salmanazar.

Salmanazar.

Bottle of 9 litres capacity equivalent to 12 normal (75cl)

Riserva

Riserva

Label term used in Italy to indicate a wine of…

Riddling

Riddling

Winemaking term for the process of gradually turning and shaking…

Residual sugar

Residual sugar

Sugar remaining in a wine after fermentation and once it…

Reserva (Sp.)

Reserva (Sp.)

Reserve. Wine that has been aged for a minimum specified…