often a result of ageing in new American oak barrels.
named grape variety.
Vats come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and can be made from wood, concrete, or metal (nowadays usually stainless steel).
VDQS ( Vin delimite de qualite suprieure)
Regions are generally awarded VDQS status in the expectation that they will eventually be promoted to AC. As with AC, there are rules to define the vineyard area, permitted grape varieties and yields, etc.
opulent mouth feel in wine.
Vendange tardive (Fr.)
Usually implies ripe fruit and hence sweetness or high alcohol.