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Wine Terminology


Glossary terms

Nebuchadnezza

Bottle of 15 litres capacity, equivalent to 20 normal (75cl) bottles

used mainly for Champagne.

Negociant (Fr.)

(Wine)

merchant.

Negociant-manipulant

See

'NM'.

NM (Negociant-manipulant)

Champagne label term, indicating that the wine was produced and sold by the same company.

The number following the letters identifies the producer.

Noble rot

Anglo-saxon term for pourriture noble, or botrytis,

which is responsible for the greatest sweet white wines.

Non-vintage

Wine with no specified vintage

on the label.

Nose

Tasting term used to indicate the aroma

and bouquet of a wine.

Nouveau (Fr.)

New. Wine sold very soon after the vintage, typically in November.

Beaujolais Nouveau is the best known example, but there are many others.

NV

See

'non-vintage'.

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