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07:54 Nov 5, 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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5Şarap Yapısı
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Şarap Yapısı

Definition from http://www.sarapgunlugu.com/index.jsp:
Şarabın asit, tanen, alkol, meyve gibi unsurlarının ve tadının tamamını kapsayan kavramdır.

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  • Dolgun ve kompleks yapılı şarap, uluslararası kaliteye sahip Cabernet Sauvignon türünde aranan yüzde 14 alkol oranına sahip. 2000 yılı rekoltesi 11 yaşındaki Cabernet Sauvignon asmalarından hasat edildi. - Hürriyet Gazetesi  
M. Guroy
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