Autovinificator

Autovinificator

Fermentation vat, where the pumping over process is performed automatically,…

Autolysis

Autolysis

Process whereby dead yeast cells break down, to give a…

Austere

Austere

Tasting term, usually indicating a lack of richness

Asz

Asz

Hungarian term, used on Tokaji labels,

Astringent

Astringent

Tasting term used to indicate a sharp bitterness.

Assemblage (Fr.)

Assemblage (Fr.)

Blending of different vats, and sometimes different grape varieties.

Aromatic

Aromatic

Tasting term used to indicate a wine with a positive,…

Aroma

Aroma

Tasting term used to indicate the smells of a wine,…

Are

Are

Unit of area, equal to 100m2.

Apple, appley

Apple, appley

Tasting term used to indicate the lively fruity acidity of…

AP Nr

AP Nr

Number found on German wine labels, indicating that the wine…

American oak

American oak

Species of oak much used to make barrels for ageing…

Aldehydes

Aldehydes

Class of chemical compounds, formed by the partial oxidation of…

Alcohol content

Alcohol content

Amount of alcohol present in wine, normally expressed as percentage…