Sie sind im Ausland und degustieren einen feinen Tropfen, gerne würden Sie sich mit den übrigen Gästen gut unterhalten. Doch Ihnen fehlen die nötigen Englischkenntnisse um Ihre Weinliebe zu teilen? Der folgende Artikel bietet fortgeschritten Weinkennerinnen und Weinkenner einen guten Überblick über Englische Wörter und Sätze, welche Sie bei der nächsten Verkostung gekonnt einsetzen können.

Lesen Sie auch Wine Tasting for Beginners für einen sanften Einstieg in das Thema Englisch und Wein.

Advanced Wine Tasting Vocabulary

For the seasoned wine enthusiast looking to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of wine, an advanced vocabulary can make all the difference. Here, we dive into more sophisticated terminology and concepts that will help you articulate even the most subtle nuances in wine.

Advanced Terms for Wine Varietals and Styles

  1. Old World: Wines from regions with a long history of wine production, like France, Italy, and Spain.
  2. New World: Wines from younger wine-producing regions like the U.S., Australia, and South America.
  3. Terroir: The environmental factors, including soil, climate, and topography, that give a wine its unique flavor and aroma.
  4. Vintage: The specific year a wine’s grapes were harvested.
  5. Non-vintage (NV): A wine made from grapes from more than one harvest year.
  6. Cuvée: A specific blend of wine, often Champagne.
  7. Appellation: A legally defined geographic area where certain wines are produced.
  8. Sommelier: A trained and knowledgeable wine professional.

Tasting Dimensions

  1. Structure: The way a wine’s elements (like acid, alcohol, and tannins) interact.
  2. Complexity: The range and interplay of flavors and aromas in a wine.
  3. Balance: When no single element of the wine overshadows the others.
  4. Finish: The impression a wine leaves as you swallow; can be short, medium, or long.
  5. Mouthfeel: The physical sensations produced by a wine in your mouth.
  6. Integrated: When a wine’s flavors meld well, indicating good balance and structure.

Advanced Sensory Descriptions

  1. Minerality: Describes flavors that are reminiscent of mineral elements such as flint, chalk, or wet stone.
  2. Jammy: Overly ripe, almost sweet fruit flavors.
  3. Resinous: Describes wines that have aromas resembling resin or pine.
  4. Brett: Short for Brettanomyces, a yeast that can impart earthy, barnyard flavors.
  5. Herbaceous: Refers to herbal aromas and flavors like grass or green bell pepper.
  6. Vegetal: Describes flavors that are plant-like, such as raw green vegetables.
  7. Floral: Wine that has the aroma or taste of flowers.
  8. Unctuous: A lush, rich, and smooth texture often associated with wines that have higher levels of glycerol.

Complex Phrases You May Use

  • „The wine has an ethereal quality, with a delicate balance between its acidity and fruit.“
  • „This vintage shows exquisite minerality, reflective of its unique terroir.“
  • „The aroma offers complex layers of dark fruit, earth, and a touch of brett.“
  • „The cuvée presents an elegant structure, with well-integrated tannins.“
  • „This red blend is highly complex, boasting an extended finish and impressive mouthfeel.“

Decoding Wine Faults

  1. Volatile Acidity (VA): Excessive amounts of acetic acid producing a vinegary aroma.
  2. Maderized: Wine that has been oxidized to the point where it takes on a brown color and a flavor resembling Madeira or Sherry.
  3. Sulfuric: Presence of excess sulfur dioxide, producing a smell similar to burnt matches.

Understanding and using these advanced terms will not only enrich your own wine tasting experience but also make your discussions about wine more meaningful and nuanced. Cheers to your continued journey in the world of wine!

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