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French to English Wine / Oenology / Viticulture Translation Glossary

French term English translation
aciseler fully embed/ completely cover with earth/ soil
Entered by: David Hollywood
complexer les lots de Sauvignon et Sémillon brings out the complexity of the Sauvignon and Sémillon
Entered by: Carol Gullidge
esprit de transmission, Rephrase
Le potentiel de récolte est correct The harvesting/crop potential is reasonable/adequate / acceptable
"certificat de coupe" Dilution Certificate/Documentation
"Ils en parlent" "What people are saying"
"planche" (wine) planky, excessively woody
(Vines are trained) en gobelet. les vignes sont taillées en gobelet
Entered by: FX Fraipont
...une bouche de demi puissance soft weight on the palate
..qui ressemble au vin nouveau ou quand il entre dans l'endroit ou il bout resembling new wine (or) when it begins to ferment
2, 4, 6-TrichloroAnisol (TCA) relargable releasable 2, 4, 6-trichloroanisol (TCA)
Entered by: Stéphanie Soudais
abus dangereux Alcohol should be consumed in moderation
accordant le prolongement de la maturité allowing more time for the ripening
Entered by: Carol Gullidge
accroche en bouche finish
Entered by: philgoddard
acide méthyl-2-dihydroxy-3,4-méthoxy-5-phényl-octanoïque 2-methyl-3,4-dihydroxy-5-methoxyphenyl octanoic acid
aguerris ou non seasoned and novice
alliant structure et dentelle combining structure and elegance
allonge long finish
allos hard pan, hard iron rich sandstone
Entered by: Mark Nathan
appellation / AOC [appellation d'origine contrôlée] estate wine name / official AOC classification [guarantee of origin]
Entered by: Tony M
arrangements et complaisances compromise and submissiveness
Entered by: Mark Nathan
arrosage des garnitures d'étanchéité mechanical seal flushing or flushing of packing seal
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
artisan vigneron independent winemaker
Entered by: Kimberly De Haan
assemblage assemblage (winemaking term)
atramentaire thin and astringent
Entered by: Maya Jurt
attaque ronde round attack, round on the attack
auge vat / tank
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
autorisation d'essai authorization for testing
avec un ensoleillement relatif de certaines parcelles with some plots getting rather less in the way of sunshine
Entered by: Carol Gullidge
avinage flushing
à côte, à côt bush/goblet pruning
Entered by: Mark Nathan
à l’opposé de la fraîcheur minérale des agrumes without the mineral freshness of citrus fruit
à peine teintée d'or vert tinged with a golden-green hue
Entered by: NancyLynn
ébourgeonnage disbudding
éclaircissage et vendanges en vert thinning and green harvest
égrenage vs éraflage. destemming grape by grape vs general manual or machine destemming
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
élevage ageing or maturing of wine (wine-making in a more gen. context) / élevage
Entered by: Marcus Malabad
élevage et affinage du vin maturing and refining of the wine
élevé sur lies fines (wine) matured on fine lees
élevés sur lies aged on lees
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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