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23:54 Nov 4, 2008
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Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
English term or phrase: structure
Definition from thewinedoctor.com:
A tasting term. When a wine is described as having structure, the taster is referring to the tannin and acidity levels. These elements give the wine a presence in the mouth; without them wine would tend towards a flabby, fruit flavoured drink.

Example sentence(s):
  • Tannins originate from the skins of the fruit, the stems and, to a much lesser extent, oak of the barrels. They impart a ‘puckery’, astringent or sometimes bitter sensation to the wine. They also contribute to the structure and body of the wine. redwinebuzz.com
  • A better wine, then, isn’t bitter. Essentially, the tannins provide the structure for the wine to age, but a good, aged wine’s flavor isn’t overwhelmed by tannins. AgroTropical Spain
  • Pretty much all wine, irrespective of how its made, where its made or what grapes its made with, has certain things in common – it has fruit flavourings, it has acid, it has alcohol and, if is red, it has tannin. That’s it, that’s structure: Fruit, acid alcohol and Tannin. When people talk about structure they are talking about the interplay of these three things. Wine guide
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  • 单宁的多少可以决定酒的风味、结构与质地。缺乏单宁的红酒质地轻薄,没有厚实的感觉,薄酒莱红酒就是典型代表。 - wikipedia  
  • Structure (结构) - 评判酒质优劣的重要标准之一,主要由酸度、丹宁、强度、含糖量构成。 - Hujiang English  
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