(rather than on the nose). Also, a competent taster may be said to have a good palate.
leaving a higher concentration of sugar, so passito wines are often sweet and high in alcohol.
delicate floral or fruity aroma.
generally of lower quality.
Used on labels, and also as a tasting term to describe any wine with bubbles evident in the glass or on the tongue.
which is typical of fine, aged Riesling.
Phylloxera devastated Europes vineyards in the nineteenth century. The solution was eventually found: to graft European vines onto resistant American rootstocks. More recently, California has suffered from phylloxera, owing to the use of non-resistant rootstocks. A few privileged areas are free from phylloxera, notably much of Chile.
especially in Burgundy.