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08:54 Nov 30, 2008
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
Additional field(s): Cooking / Culinary
English term or phrase: lees
Definition from winedoctor:
A heavy sediment consisting of dead yeast cells and other solid matter such as grape pulp, pips and so on. Keeping the wine on the lees, especially if they are stirred from time to time, may be beneficial to the wine, imparting extra flavour and body. Eventually, however, they must be removed. This may be achieved by racking the wine off the lees. Residual solid matter may be removed by filtration.

Example sentence(s):
  • Some wines (usually white) are left in contact with their lees to increase the complexity and enhance the structure of the finished wine. By leaving the juice to remain on top of the lees (and/or occasional stirring) after fermentation, all the dead yeast and skins, etc., can provide additional flavors, body, and richness. Wine weekly
  • We recommend racking and aerating the wine, with temporary removal of the lees. This practice has the double advantage of eliminating unpleasant odours and making it possible to continue ageing on the lees. The lees are kept separately in barrel and stirred frequently, then put back into the wine VITIS-VEA
  • During wine aging on lees, some membrane lipids of yeast lees, in contact with dissolved oxygen at low concentration, may undergo mild oxidation explaining the capacity of yeast lees to consume oxygen. CAT.INIST
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5 +1Jästfällning
Vera Schoen
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Definition from Vinklubben:
Äldre vin dekanteras för att få bort bottensatsen, le depôt, som bildats i vinet under lagringen.

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Definition from Vinciceronen:
Innan man filtrerar och buteljerar dem [vinflaskorna] lagras de på sin jästfällning i 6-8 månader [...]. Detta kallas för Sur Lie och anges på etiketten.

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  • Sedan musten jäst färdigt låter en del tillverkare vinet vila på jästfällningen, för då får vinet extra nyansrik och kraftig smak. - Nationalencyklopedin  
  • [...] Melon de Bourgogne som får övervintra på sin jästfällning, sur lie, innan den buteljeras för att ge en komplex och rik smakintensitet. - Vin & Barjournalen  

Sur lie definieras i engelska Wikipedia (som ändå anses tillförlitlig) som on the lees, se under Lees.
Vera Schoen
Local time: 18:46
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish

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Definition from Henriksdals vingård:
Under rubriken "Klarning":
...Men det går också bra att låta bottensatsen ligga kvar en tid i jästanken , denna metod används för att ge vinet mer karaktär. Metoden kompletteras oftast då med omrörning där man rör upp jästfällningen så att döda jästceller faller sönder och släpper ifrån sig aromkomponenter som tidigare varit inkapslade i bottensatsen".

Example sentence(s):
  • "Vinet får sedan ligga i cirka 4 månader på jästfällningen. Under denna period genomför man battonage en gång i veckan vilket innebär att jästfällningen rörs om i vinet för att ge vinet mer smak" - V&S  
  • "Vinet har sedan fått ligga kvar på sin jästfällning - "sur lie" - fram till buteljeringen på våren efter skörden. Det får därmed en mer komplex karaktär med anings jästton och ofta ett spritsigt litet stick av kolsyra." - Carovin  
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