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Wine Terminology


Glossary terms

Halbtrocken (Ger.)

Medium dry.

Medium dry.

Halbtrocken (Ger.)

Medium dry.

Medium dry.

Hard

Tasting term indicating a wine

with tough tannins or aggressive acidity.

Hectare (ha)

Unit of area, equal to 10 000 m2 (2.47 acres).

Vineyards in Europe are normally measured in hectares and yields expressed in terms of hectolitres of wine produced per hectare of vineyard.

Hectolitre (hl)

Unit of volume,

equal to 100 litres.

Hectolitre (hl)

Unit of volume, equal to 100 litres.

 Unit of volume, equal to 100 litres.

Herbaceous

Tasting term used to indicate the smell

or taste of green plants.

Heurige (Ger.)

Austrian term for young wine,

sold immediately after vintage.

Heurige (Ger.)

Austrian term for young wine,

sold immediately after vintage.

Hock.

Anglo-saxon term for any German wine

from the Rhine.

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